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Atlas Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointJebel Toubkal (4167 m/13,671 ft)
CountriesMorocco (48%), Algeria (42%), Tunisia (10%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area775,340 sq km / 299,359 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,019 km / 633 mi North-South
2,092 km / 1,300 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long32° 51' N; 0° 1' E
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Map of Atlas Mountains
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Atlas Mountains.
AfricaLevel 1 (Parent)
         Atlas MountainsLevel 2
                 Northwestern AtlasLevel 3 (Child)
                 Maritime AtlasLevel 3 (Child)
                 High AtlasLevel 3 (Child)
                 Saharan AtlasLevel 3 (Child)
                 Anti-AtlasLevel 3 (Child)
         Sahara Desert RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         West Africa MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Ethiopian HighlandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         East Africa MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Southern AfricaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Mid-Atlantic IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Indian Ocean IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Atlas Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Jebel Toubkal416713,671High Atlas
2.Jebel Ouanoukrim408913,415High Atlas
3.Irhil M'Goun407113,356High Atlas
4.Afella404313,264High Atlas
5.Akioud n'bou Imhraz403013,222High Atlas
6.Toubkal Southwest401013,156High Atlas
7.Jebel n'Tarourt399613,110High Atlas
8.Biiguinoussene399013,091High Atlas
9.Tazaghart398013,058High Atlas
10.Taska n'Zat391212,835High Atlas
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Jebel Toubkal416713,671High Atlas
2.Adrar Bou Nasser334010,958Northwestern Atlas
3.Jebel Lekst23597740Anti-Atlas
4.Djebel Chélia23287638Saharan Atlas
5.Lalla Khedidja23087572Maritime Atlas



Photos of Peaks in the Atlas Mountains

Jebel Toubkal
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The rocky and busy top of Morocco and the Atlas Mountains with its famous pyramidal summit marker (2007-06-15). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Jebel Chambi
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Jebel Chambi, Tunisia, from the false summit towards the true summit and its antennas (2012-04-09). Photo by Lars Holme.
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