Morocco

Morocco is found at the northwest corner of Africa. Morocco borders the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, and the Western Sahara. Morocco also shares borders with Algeria and Mauritania. The country is separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar.

QUICK FACTS

Population: 32.9 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Arab-Berber (99%), Other (1%)
Languages: Arabic (Official), Berber languages (Tamazight (Official)), Tachelhit, Tarifit), French (preferred language of business, government, and diplomacy)
Religions: Muslim (Official) (99%), Christian (1%), Jewish (about 6,000)
Capital: Rabat
CIA: The World Factbook - Last Updated July 13, 2017

Moroccans in Toronto

Moroccan Population:
In Canada: 103,945
In the GTA: 8,595
In Toronto: 4,100

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Vaughan, Pickering (North), Aurora (South), Brampton (East).

Morocco has been independent since 1956 and has occupied the Western Sahara since 1975. This was followed by conflict, and Morocco intends to continue holding on to this territory despite pressure from the international community. Sunni Islam is the state religion in Morocco. Almost the entire population is Muslim, although some of them do not practice all aspects of the faith. Christians and Jews are tolerated, but their religious freedoms are eroding. Christians are allowed to talk about Christ, but Christian activity is carefully monitored by authorities. Some Christians have been accused of trying to convert Muslims, and were imprisoned.

Settlement Services in the GTA

Settlement.org

Churches in the GTA

The Peoples Church
374 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, ON 
M2N 3B6
Phone: 416-222-3241


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