Rabat - The number of Moroccan citizens reached 33,848,242 in September 2014, announced on Monday the High Commissioner for Planning Ahmed Lahlimi Alami.
In a speech before HM King Mohammed VI to present the preliminary indicators of Morocco's legal population as laid down in the sixth general population and housing census (RGPH 2014), which took place on Sept. 1-20, 2014, Lahlimi underlined that Morocco's legal population is 33,762,036 citizens and 86,206 foreigners.
The census showed that the number of households reached 7,313,806 in September 2014, he said, adding that the Moroccan urbanization rate stands at 60.3% in 2014, against 55.1 in 2004. The operation covered up to 98.62% of the population, he noted.
He underscored that the yearly demographic growth rate jumped from 1.38 to 1.25% over the past two decades. He explained that the urban demographic growth rate reached 2.1% versus -0.01% in the rural area.
Lahlimi said that, according to the new regional division, 70.2% of the population is located in five regions bringing together, each one, over 3.5 million inhabitants. The Greater Casablanca-Settat region tops all Moroccan regions with 6,862,000 people.