Toubkal National Park

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Toubkal National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Sign of the park
Map showing the location of Toubkal National Park
Map showing the location of Toubkal National Park
Coordinates31°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
Area380 km2 (150 sq mi)

Toubkal National Park is a national park in the High Atlas mountain range, 70 kilometres from Marrakesh 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 petroglyph within the park that depicted the Sun as a divinity.[1][2]


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The park contains the following mountains:


  1. ^ Karam, Souhail (18 October 2012). "Salafists blamed for destroying pagan rock carving in Morocco". Reuters.
  2. ^ "Region | Morocco Pagan rock carving in Morocco destroyed". Gulf News. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.