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Morocco

Morocco Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly larger than California 2013
Area > Land 446,300 sq km 2008 54th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 12.99 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 110th out of 224
Area > Total 446,550 sq km 2013 59th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 346 2011 150th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 346 2008 144th out of 169
Climate Mediterranean, becoming more extreme in the interior 2013
Coastline 1,835 km 2014 62nd out of 242
Geographic coordinates 32 00 N, 5 00 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 446,300 sq km 2008 52nd out of 199
Land area > Square miles 274,461 square miles 2013 28th out of 86
Location Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Western Sahara 2013
Natural resources phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish, salt 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 446,550 km² 2005 56th out of 204
Terrain northern coast and interior are mountainous with large areas of bordering plateaus, intermontane valleys, and rich coastal plains 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

Citation

"Morocco Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Morocco/Geography

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Morocco Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 6
Land area 3 Surface area 3
  • Morocco ranked second for land use > arable land amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2013.
  • Morocco ranked #7 for area > total amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2013.
  • Morocco ranked 17 places from the bottom for area > land > per capita amongst Muslim countries in 2008.