The main rivers of Morocco are the Sebou which runs into the Atlantic and the Moulouya which runs into the Mediterranean . To the south and east lies the Sahara Desert. The Sahara is the world’s largest desert and in Arabic its name means “wilderness”.
While most of them flow towards the Atlantic Ocean, only one major river flows to the North. Since Morocco has few rivers and no lake, these rivers have cultural and economic importance.
Morocco has the most extensive river system in North Africa. The Moulouya (Muluya) flows 560 kilometers (347 miles) northeast from the Atlas to the Mediterranean, making it the longest river in the country that consistently reaches the sea.
It is the only African country with coastal exposure to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Its area—excluding the territory of Western Sahara, which Morocco controls—is slightly larger than the U.S. state of California.
Morocco is a Northern African country, located in the extreme north west of Africa on the edge of continental Europe. The strait of Gibraltar separates Spain off Morocco with a 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) span of water. Morocco borders the North Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the west Mediterranean Sea to the north.
Morocco , located in northern Africa, is in both the northern and western hemispheres . Morocco is bordered by the countries of Algeria and Western Sahara, as well as the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, and Strait of Gibraltar.
Morocco is 172,402 square miles (446,519 square kilometers), but only a portion of this land mass is part of the Sahara Desert . There is a controversy over the Western Sahara in that most Moroccans will tell you it belongs to their country, but the United Nations does not agree.
Morocco consists of a central spine of mountains flanked by deserts and plains. The Atlas chain is really four separate ranges. In the far south, the Anti-Atlas marks the beginning of the Sahara proper and cuts off the Morocco of cities and settled agriculture from the Sahara desert.