Morocco – GENERAL INFORMATION – Geographic Information

Geographic Information     


Location: Nort East Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, strategic location at the Strait of Gibraltar south of Spain

Total borders: 2,017.9 km

Border countries
Algeria 1,559 km

      Western Sahara 443 km      Spain (Ceuta) 6.3 km      Spain (Melilla) 9.6 km

Coastline: 1,835 km

Terrain: northern coast and interior are mountainous with large areas of bordering plateaus, intermontane valleys, and rich coastal plains

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Sebkha Tah -55 m

      highest point: Jebel Toubkal 4,165 m

Climate: Mediterranean, becoming more extreme in the interior

Waters: North atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Strait of Gibraltar