Moroccans in Belgium

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

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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  1. ^ Johnstone, Patrick; Miller, Duane (2015). "Believers in Christ from a Muslim Background: A Global Census". IJRR. 11: 14. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  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.