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~ IMLIL, A MOROCCAN MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY STILL IN CHANGE _ the rehraya catchment and its landscape

Only 60km from Marrakech, the town is considered the gate to the High Atlas region. It was the ancient Greek poet Hesiod, who wrote about Atlas, a Titan who was condemned to stand at the end of the earth and hold up the celestial heavens for eternity.

The location of the Atlas Mountain is in the Maghreb, North Africa, and rises up from the flat lands in Morocco, through Algeria and on into Tunisia. These mountains separate the Mediterranean and Atlantic coast lines and beyond them to the south, they descend into the Sahara Desert. The town of Imlil is nestled in the beautiful Toubkal valley. The village is near the highest mountain in North Africa, Jebel Toubkal. Imlil village is located at 1800m/5900ft above sea level.

 

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