Toubkal National Park

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Toubkal National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Map showing the location of Toubkal National Park
Map showing the location of Toubkal National Park
Location Morocco
Coordinates 31°5′N 7°50′W / 31.083°N 7.833°W / 31.083; -7.833Coordinates: 31°5′N 7°50′W / 31.083°N 7.833°W / 31.083; -7.833
Area 380 square kilometres
Established 1942

Toubkal National Park is a national park in the High Atlas mountain range, 70 kilometres from Marrakech in central-western Morocco. Established in 1942, it covers an area of 380 km2. Jbel Toubkal is the highest peak of the park at 4,167 metres.

Archeological Sites[edit]

In October 2012 salafists were blamed for destroying an 8,000 year old rock engraving, known as a petroglyph, within the park that depicted the Sun as a divinity.[1][2][3][4]

Mountains[edit]

Toubkal National Park map.png

The park contains the following mountains:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karam, Souhail (18 October 2012). "Salafists blamed for destroying pagan rock carving in Morocco". Reuters India. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Stusinski, Melissa (17 October 2012). "Pagan Rock Carving Destroyed In Morocco: Salafists Blamed". The Inquisitr. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Salafists destroy Morocco stone carvings". Sky News Australia. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Region | Morocco Pagan rock carving in Morocco destroyed". Gulf News. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 

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