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    Morocco Geography - 1990

      Total area: 446,550 km2
      land area: 446,300 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than California

      Land boundaries: 2,002 km total; Algeria 1,559 km, Western Sahara 443 km

      Coastline: 1,835 km

      Maritime claims:

      Contiguous zone: 24 nm;

      Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: claims and administers Western Sahara, but sovereignty is unresolved; armed conflict in Western Sahara; Spain controls two coastal presidios or places of sovereignty (Ceuta, Melilla)

      Climate: Mediterranean, becoming more extreme in the interior

      Terrain: mostly mountains with rich coastal plains

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

      Land use: 18% arable land; 1% permanent crops; 28% meadows and pastures; 12% forest and woodland; 41% other; includes 1% irrigated

      Environment: northern mountains geologically unstable and subject to earthquakes; desertification

      Note: strategic location along Strait of Gibraltar

      NOTE: The information regarding Morocco on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Morocco Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Morocco Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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