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    Morocco Geography - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/morocco/morocco_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location:
      Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Western Sahara

      Geographic coordinates:
      32 00 N, 5 00 W

      Map references:
      Africa

      Area:
      total: 446,550 sq km
      land: 446,300 sq km
      water: 250 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      slightly larger than California

      Land boundaries:
      total: 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

      Maritime claims - as described in UNCLOS 1982 (see Notes and Definitions):
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
      contiguous zone: 24 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM

      Climate:
      Mediterranean, becoming more extreme in the interior

      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: Jbel Toubkal 4,165 m

      Natural resources:
      phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish, salt

      Land use:
      arable land: 20.12%
      permanent crops: 2.05%
      other: 77.83% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land:
      12,910 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards:
      northern mountains geologically unstable and subject to earthquakes; periodic droughts

      Environment - current issues:
      land degradation/desertification (soil erosion resulting from farming of marginal areas, overgrazing, destruction of vegetation); water supplies contaminated by raw sewage; siltation of reservoirs; oil pollution of coastal waters

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: Environmental Modification, Law of the Sea

      Geography - note:
      strategic location along Strait of Gibraltar


      NOTE: The information regarding Morocco on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Morocco Geography 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Morocco Geography 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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