According to the results of the ranking published by the ministry on its official Facebook page, Morocco ranks 16th in the world and second on the African continent, preceded by Egypt which ranks sixth in the world.
In addition to Egypt and Morocco, South Africa (23rd in the world), Tunisia (51st), Kenya (54), Algeria (69), Ghana (73), Zambia (78) and Cameroon (80) make the list of the ten most wealthy countries in Africa.
Globally, Italy tops the list, followed by Greece, Spain, France and Mexico.
The USNEWS ranking is based on a variety of criteria, including a country’s history, accessibility to tangible and intangible heritage, number of historic sites, and areas of cultural and geographic attraction.
USNEWS believes that when it comes to assessing a country’s global contribution, its traditions often come to mind, adding that the most heritage-rich countries are those that make history through their culture.