the extreme north west of Africa and on the immediate southern side of
Gibraltar straight, Morocco is the intersection of the Arab World, Europe
and Africa. This millennial land of Islam is known in Arabic as Al Maghreb
Al Aqsa, meaning "the Extreme West". Its immediate neighbors
are Spain, Mauritania and Algeria.
Morocco is a land of contrasts. Its
very long seacoast (3500 km), which is short on the Mediterranean side,
extends into plains and plateaus on the Atlantic one. The mountains are
the highest in the Maghreb region, with Mount Toubqal peaking at 4165
m. in the High Atlas chain.