Discover the Moroccan Geography

by Mohamed O. Content Writer
Morocco flaunts a great variant in surface and also plant life, with abundant levels near its Atlantic coastline, numerous remarkable hills, and also the Sahara Desert.

Area: Morocco is located in northwest Africa as well as is divided from Spain at the northernmost suggestion by the slim Straits of Gibraltar. 

Morocco's land boundaries are with Algeria as well as Mauritania. The Atlantic Sea exists to the west and also the Mediterranean to the north.

Landmass: Approximate. 446,000 sq kilometres

Land usage:

- cultivatable land 21%.
- long-term plants 1%.
- irreversible fields 47%.
- woodlands and also timberland 20%.
- various other 11%.


There are a number of the wonderful range of mountains in Morocco on which you can climb up, trek, ski or ride burros. 

The incredible range of vegetation, all-natural water functions, as well as hill optimal is fascinating.

In wintertime, numerous of the hills are covered in snow. Lots of hill pets live right here, consisting of the uncommon Atlas ape, along with a big range of migratory birds as well as birds of the victim, such as eagles.

Amtoudi Height (Found southern of Agadir) 

You can either climb up the 20-- 30 centimeters slim, rough route along the side, or work with a burro to do the task for you. An amazing sight awaits you on top.

Atlas Hills

Loading a lot of the northwestern edge of Africa, the Atlas is split right into 5 areas extending from Morocco, with north Algeria and also touching Tunisia.

Morocco has the Center Atlas, High Atlas, and also Anti Atlas. 

At the side of the Anti-Atlas in the severe south, the surroundings are composed of substantial, worn down chasms which stream with the rivers right into the completely dry, barren wastes of the Sahara desert.

Chefchaouen Mountains (Situated in the northeast, south of Tetouan) 

The Chefchaouen Hills has 2 tops, Jebel Meggou at 1,625 meters over water level as well as Jebel Tisouka with its mosque ahead at 2,050 meters.

Oregano Mountains, Taliouine (Found near Tiznit, southern of Agadir)

These hills are covered with oregano and also send the aroma throughout the valley. 

On top of these hills (1,500 meters over water level) are 2 caverns made use of by goats for sanctuary.

Rif Mountains

Situated on the northernmost location of Morocco on the northeastern restrictions of the Atlas hills. 

The Rif hills are comprised of high cliffs, near the coast of Mediterranean Morocco where the surface is sturdy.

They are a remarkable winter season hiking location as the desert cools down as well as the High Atlas Hills come to be covered with snow. 

The Sarho is perhaps the most enchanting hills in the whole of Morocco.

Setti Fatma

Found at the end of the Ourika Valley in Marrakesh. 

It has 7 stunning falls, spectacular sights as well as hill lengthy routes for solidified walkers.

Tafraoute Hills (Situated southeast of Agadir)

The rough, pink hills right here are the piece de resistance. 

A Belgian musician, Jean Verame, as soon as repainted a few of the rocks blues in 1984, although these have currently discolored.

Tan Tan Mountains: Found down southern. Recognized for its extreme level height as well as a hollowness in some components of the hill.


Morocco has one of the most considerable river systems in North Africa. 

Its rivers usually move northwest to the Atlantic or southeast in the direction of the Sahara Desert. 

The major rivers of Morocco are the Sebou which encounters the Atlantic, as well as the Moulouya encountering the Mediterranean.


To the south and also eastern exists the Sahara Desert. The Sahara is the globe's biggest desert and also in Arabic, its name implies "wild".

Plants in the desert area make it through with little water; some have extremely deep origins, others have little fallen leaves or spinal columns. 

Desert pets need to likewise make it through with little water and also several, eg. the desert fox, stay concealed throughout the warmth of the day others, such as gazelles, take a trip several miles looking for water.

Productive Levels.

These are to be discovered along the Atlantic coastline, extending to the Atlas Hills and also they are abundant for farming, creating the majority of the nation's vegetables and fruit. 

It is well irrigated by the meltwater from hill snows from the Atlas. 

Common plants are orange trees, day hands, and also cork oak trees.


Morocco's environment differs extensively: 

  • The north is the Mediterranean and also the south is subtropical while the sea and also hills aid to preserve an enjoyable environment.
  • Winters are moderate as well as the summer seasons are warm and also completely dry. 

Ordinary daytime temperature levels in winter season array from 16 to 23º C and also in the summer season, from 33 to 42º C. Like Spain, Morocco has about 330 days of sunlight each year.

Hill heights are covered with snow for a lot of the year.

Desert temperature level variants in between all the time are severe and also rains is reduced as well as uncertain.

Morocco's natural surroundings are under stress in numerous means: 

The boosting variety of vacationers, as well as the overexploitation of sources such as oil and also phosphates, can harm the ecological community in the desert.

Overgrazing, as well as the spread of the desert, might likewise intimidate presently efficient locations in the future.

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About Mohamed O. Freshman   Content Writer

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Joined APSense since, August 21st, 2019, From Marrakech, Morocco.

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