Topography of Morocco

Topography of Morocco Last updated on Thursday 22nd April 2010

Morocco has four distinct geographic regions:

The Rif mountains in the north which rise as high as 2,440m (8,000ft), parallel the Mediterranean coast.

The Atlas Mountains extend across the country southwest to northeast between the Atlantic Ocean and the Rif. The highest mountain in North Africa is Jebel Toubkal (4165m/13,665ft), located in the Great Atlas.

An arc of wide coastal plains extend along the country's western seaboard, bounded by the Rif and Atlas Mountain Range. Most Moroccans inhabit this region.

Lowlands south of the Atlas merge with the Sahara along the southeastern borders of the country.

Morocco has many rivers, the chief of which are the Moulouya, which flows into the Mediterranean Sea, and the Sebou, which flows into the Atlantic.

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