Morocco : Monograph : Geographic Situation
Geographically, Morocco is located at one of the most important strategic points in the planet. Being situated at the North Western extremity of Africa, Morocco is at the crossroads of Europe and Africa, East and West.
Morocco has an area of 710.850 square km and two maritime facades with a coastline of about 3.500 km on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Bordered in the North by the Gibraltar Straight and the Mediterranean Sea and in the West by the Atlantic Ocean, Morocco is limited to the East and South East by Algeria and to the south and South-West by Mauritania. Its central part, which is widely open on the Atlantic Ocean, is a set of plateaus and fertile plains surrounded by the abrupt Rif and Atlas mountains and the Moroccan Sahara.
Moreover, Morocco is endowed with an important river system most of which is oriented towards the Atlantic Ocean.