Urbanization in Morocco 2018

This statistic shows the degree of urbanization in Morocco from 2008 to 2018. Urbanization means the share of urban population in the total population of a country. In 2018, 62.45 percent of Morocco's total population lived in urban areas and cities.

Urbanization in Morocco

Like many countries around the world, Morocco is reporting growing urbanization figures, which means that an increasing number of Moroccans are moving to the cities and urban areas. In 2005, Morocco’s population was around 55.13 percent urban, however, over the course of ten years, the urban population had increased by 5 percent to 60.2 percent as of 2015.

There are three major environmental zones in Morocco, and the majority of the population lives in the region which includes the coastal plains and plateaus. The desert and mountainous regions of the country are less populated. The largest city is Casablanca, which is located on the Atlantic Coast on the Chawiya Plain. Casablanca has about 3.3 million inhabitants. The country's capital, Rabat, is also locatzed on the Atlantic Coast, but much smaller with only about 600,000 inhabitants.

The population of Morocco is growing at a faster rate than most developed nations, butthe growth rate is still significantly lower than that of the rest of Africa. Currently, Morocco has a population growth rate of around 1.39 percent, and the fertility rate is at around 2.5 children per woman. In total, Morocco has around 35 million inhabitants. Life expectancy is also slightly lower than average at around 74 years of age.

Morocco: urbanization from 2008 to 2018

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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