Moroccans in Belgium

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Moroccans in Belgium
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Liège
Moroccan Arabic, Berber, French, Dutch, German,
Sunni Islam
with Christian minorities[1]

Moroccans in Belgium are people of Moroccan descent living in Belgium

In Belgium, the number of people of Moroccan origin (at least one parent born with Moroccan nationality) was 430,000 as of 1 January 2012, or about 4% of the country's population, this proportion is 6.7% for those under 15 years of age. This figure has more than doubled in 20 years, with a percentage of 4%, the Moroccan population (counting the Belgians of Moroccan origin) has the highest percentage in Europe among Moroccans residing abroad. The Brussels-Capital Region (45% of MREs in Belgium) has the most Moroccans in Belgium and Europe, followed by Antwerp (22.7%), Liège (8.8%) and Charleroi (5.2%). A large majority of Moroccans in Belgium originate from northern Morocco (Al Hoceima, Nador, Tangier, Tetouan and Oujda).[2][3]

Notable people[edit]

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  2. ^, La. "1/2 siècle d'immigration belgo-marocaine" (in French). Retrieved 2017-07-25. 
  3. ^ "429.580 Belges sont d'origine marocaine: deux fois plus qu'il y a 20 ans!". sudinfo (in French). Retrieved 2017-07-25.