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2. Political situation
3. Defense
4. Economy
a. Figures
5. Health
6. Education
a. Universities
7. Demographics
8. Religions
a. Freedom
9. Peoples
10. Languages
11. Human rights
12. History
13. Cities and Towns

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Cities and Towns

The figures given by LookLex are estimates, and heavily rounded off. Accurate population figures presented by many other sources are deceptive and suggest a level of accuracy that does not exist. With few exceptions, urban population figures are no more than advanced guesswork.
Different countries count urban population according to varying methods. In many cases there are no official figures, there may never have been a proper census. There exists no consensus about how to define a border between neighbouring cities, nor to define city borders to a surrounding rural region. City populations are in some cases the population of a municipality, but municipalities can be smaller than the city proper, or they may include vast rural areas.
LookLex definition of a city or town requires continued settlement, and defines the border between neighbouring cities to be the administrative border, a river or a major highway. Our primary source for population data is City Population, but LookLex assess each figure, and in 5 to 10% of the cases we make a different estimate.

Casablanca 3,000,000
Rabat 1,200,000
Fez 1,000,000
Marrakech 840,000
Tangier 700,000
Agadir 690,000
Meknes 550,000
Kenitra 370,000
Oujda 410,000
Sale 400,000
Tetouan 320,000
Safi 290,000
Mohammedia 190,000
Khouribga 170,000
Beni Mellal 170,000
El Jadida 150,000
Taza 150,000
Nador 140,000
Settat 120,000
Khemisset 110,000
Ksar el-Kebir 110,000
Larache 110,000
Goulimime 100,000
Er-Rachidia 80,000
Taroudannt 75,000
Essaouira 70,000
Sefrou 70,000
Al-Hoceima 60,000
Ouarzazate 60,000
Tiznit 55,000
Chefchaouen 40,000
Zagora 37,000
Figuig 30,000
Asilah 25,000
Sidi Ifni 15,000

All figures are 2005 estimates.

By Tore Kjeilen