Middle Atlas


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Middle Atlas

 

a mountain structure in the Atlas Mountains, in central Morocco. It consists of folded ridges whose elevations exceed 3,000 m (Mount Bou Naceur, 3,340 m) and of tableland with karst topography. The upper zone receives more than 800 mm of precipitation per year. Above 2,000 m, there is snow for up to five months of the year. The Oum er Rbia, the Sebou, and other rivers originate in the Middle Atlas Mountains. There are nut pine forests on the wet slopes and juniper and thuja forests on the dry slopes. The mountains provide the setting for the Tazzeka National Park.

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It will also contribute to speeding up, directly or indirectly, the development of all served regions mainly the Tadla plain, the High Atlas mountains (Azilal) and even the Middle Atlas (Khenifra).
Years ago, a small town in the Middle Atlas witnessed the incident of an official who shaved the hair of two women.
The Lycee Tarik Ben Ziad, a Moroccan high school, is located on a tree-lined, sloping street in Azrou, a beautiful mountain town in the Middle Atlas range.
In the Ajdir forest, in the heart of the Middle Atlas mountain range, these imposing trees once covered every slope.
The top students also went uphill the Moroccan Middle Atlas town of Ifrane,
The poems come from the Middle Atlas region; they are representative of a rich heroic age culture that has survived in orally, passed down among the pastoral Tamazight-speaking communities.
Built high in the Middle Atlas Mountains, near an area called Ain Leuh, the Village of Hope provides a permanent home, education and care for children from five to 18 years old.
With an impressive panorama of the city of Fez and the Middle Atlas Mountains from the terrace of this recently restored building, guests can indulge in a variety of activities amid elegant surroundings.
The range includes organic cotton items and hemp and silk mix trousers all made by women artisans in Ain Leuh, a settlement high in the Middle Atlas mountains in Morocco.
Peppermint and spearmint gathered from the Morocco's Middle Atlas mountains mingle together in Organic Mint Melange, which aids digestion while it refreshes.
Threatened by erosion, desertification, overgrazing and global warming, cedar forests in the Moroccan Middle Atlas Mountains are going through a hard time.
The first part of the journey takes you along the coast towards the old Roman port and Moroccan capital of Rabat then inland to Fes, the ancient university city sandwiched between the Rif and Middle Atlas mountains.

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