GRAND MOROCCO TRAVEL BLOG
A complete guide to the Map of Morocco
by Grand Morocco Travel & Tours
Last updated: 12 February 2022
Blueprint for map of Morocco:
The majestic Kingdom of Morocco, an area of 710,850 square Kilometres, is located in the far north western region of Africa. In accord with the map of Morocco, international borders are shared with Mauritania, Algeria and two small Spanish enclaves, Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean coast, although Morocco does not recognise Spain’s claim to these enclaves. The confines of Morocco are the sensational Atlantic Ocean coast, extending from Dakhla Oued Eddahab province in the south to Tangier in the north, leading to the Nador province on the Mediterranean coast and along to the eastern border with Algeria. This eastern border extends to the great Sahara desert to the east and south.
Morocco’s diverse topography is governed by three geographic regions which are characterized by clusters of rugged mountains and which embrace fertile valleys and plains; the Atlantic coastal lowlands and the arid areas to the east and south Morocco where the Sahara desert emerges from the mountain ranges. To the north of Morocco is the Rif mountain range which is parallel to the Mediterranean coast, to the south from the Rif mountains, is a chain of three Atlas mountain ranges, the northern range being the Middle Atlas Mountains, to the south the towering High Atlas Mountains and further south west the Anti-Atlas Mountain range.
Morocco enjoys the greatest extensive and substantial river systems in North Africa, the most renowned being the Moulouya River flowing into the Mediterranean Sea and the Sebou River flowing into the Atlantic Ocean.
A profile of the map of Morocco:
There are two main climate zones in Morocco, divided by the Rif and Atlas mountain ranges as revealed on the map of Morocco. One zone being influenced by its vicinity to the Sahara desert to the east with average temperatures being 10*C to 27*C. The other zone influenced by the Atlantic Ocean winds to the west, average temperature being 16.4*C to 23*C. A subtropical climate exists in the far north, the area around the Mediterranean Sea with hot dry summers and mild winters. The interior of Morocco produces a more extreme climate giving rise to large seasonal variations. While to the south towards the Sahara region the climate becomes semiarid/arid.
Morocco’s usual rainy seasons are January, February, March, April, October, November and December, although rainfall is inconsistent and seasonal, varying from area to area which leaves Morocco open to occasional droughts.
Easy international travel to Morocco has made touring an exciting venture for visitors to this iconic country. Morocco, a moderate Muslim country, a picturesque country and has for hundreds of years retained its beauty, its unique antiquity including iconic UNESCO Heritage sites, many alluring cities and resplendent architecture.
Morocco is blessed with a cosmopolitan blend of indigenous Berber, Arab and Mediterranean cultures. The antiquity of the culture, the exhilarating atmosphere and splendor of the varied terrain, as detailed on the map of Morocco, will provide the traveler with an epic journey of discovery and will fulfil all dreams of an exotic land. Major Moroccan cities are modernizing in terms of modern conveniences and infrastructures. However, beautiful rural areas, mountains, desert and coastal areas retain the “age-old” traditional life style, customs and culture.