Population: 34.3 million
Language: Arabic, Berber dialogues, French.
International dialling code: + 212
Visas: NOT required by UK citizens.
Country Representative in UK: Moroccan National Tourist Office, 205 Regent Street, London W1B 4HB. Tel: 0207 437 0073. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tourist Office website: www.muchmorocco.com
Voltage: 127-220 AC, 50 Hz.
Vaccinations: There are no mandatory vaccinations required. Recommended: BCG, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Rabies, Typhoid. For up-to-date information please consult your local G.P. or visit the MASTA website
Money: Moroccan Dirham (Dh) divided into 100 centimes. For the up-to-date exchange rate please visit the OANDA Currency Converter website
Guidebook: The Rough Guide to Morocco .
Food and Drink: Specialities include fragrant stews called tajines (named from the distinctive clay pots in which they are cooked); these normally consist of marinated lamb or chicken, with lots of fresh vegetables and couscous. Also popular are pastilla (pies of chicken or frequently pigeon, topped with thin flaky pastry) and kebabs. Mint tea (usually with lots of sugar) is the national drink, whilst strong coffee is also served,