There is a large population of Moroccan people in Italy. According to Italy's 2011 census, 452.424 Moroccans (0.74% of total population) consider themselves to be of Moroccan origin. Moroccans continue to be the third largest non-indigenous minority ethnic group in Italy after Romanians and Albanians.
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