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 (often the language of business, government, and diplomacy)
Religions: Muslim (99%) (official), Christian (1%), Jewish - about 6,000

MOROCCANS IN TORONTO

Moroccan Population:
In Canada: 44,630
In the GTA: 4,350
In the City of Toronto: 1,660

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Vaughan, Northern part of Pickering, Southern part of Aurora, Eastern part of Brampton

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.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and 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

References: 

Central Intelligence Agency. (2014, June 20). The World Factbook: Morocco. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mo.html

Encyclopedia of the Nations. (n.d.). Morocco. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from
http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/geography/Morocco-to-Slovakia/Morocco.html

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. (2009, October 15). Cultural Information - Morocco. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from
http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/ci-ic-eng.asp

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. (2011, December 15). Overview - Morocco. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from
http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/overview-apercu-eng.asp?iso=ma

Mandryk, J. (2010). Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation (7th ed.). Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing.

Moroccans. (2009). In T. L. Gall & J. Hobby (Eds.), Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life (2nd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 388-395). Detroit: Gale. 
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http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do

Prayercast. (n.d.). Morocco. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from
http://www.prayercast.com/morocco.html 

Statistics Canada. (2011, April 7). 2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations/Ethnic Origin, Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses and
Sex for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample
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