Atlas Mountains


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Atlas Mountains

A system of ranges and plateaus of northwest Africa extending from southwest Morocco to northern Tunisia between the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea and rising to 4,167 m (13,671 ft).

Atlas Mountains

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(Placename) a mountain system of N Africa, between the Mediterranean and the Sahara. Highest peak: Mount Toubkal, 4165 m (13 664 ft)

At′las Moun′tains


n.pl.
a mountain range in NW Africa, extending through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Highest peak, Mt. Tizi, 14,764 ft. (4500 m).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Atlas Mountains - a mountain range in northern Africa between the Mediterranean and the Sahara DesertAtlas Mountains - a mountain range in northern Africa between the Mediterranean and the Sahara Desert; extends from southwestern Morocco to northern Tunisia
Algeria, Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
Al-Magrib, Kingdom of Morocco, Maroc, Marruecos, Morocco - a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956
Republic of Tunisia, Tunisia - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956; "southern Tunisia is mostly desert"
Translations

Atlas Mountains

npl
the Atlas Mountains → les monts mpl de l'Atlas, l'Atlas m

Atlas Mountains

plAtlas (→ gebirge nt) m

Atlas Mountains

npl the Atlas Mountainsi Monti dell'Atlante
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The history of this fine fellow would take up too much time just now; let it suffice to say that Roustan is a thoroughbred barb from the Atlas mountains, and a Barbary horse is as good as an Arab.
Morocco's Atlas Mountains are nearly as high as any in the Alps - and so are their ski resorts.
While temperatures average around 100[degrees]F in the summer in Ain Sefra, which is located in a broad valley within the Atlas Mountains, December's high is typically near 50[degrees]F.
He was heading for an eight-day trip to the Atlas Mountains.
Geographically, Tunisia is divided into a northern region above the eastward extension of the Algerian range of Atlas Mountains, a middle section of low plateaux and plains sloping towards the eastern coast, and a southern region adjacent to the Saharan areas of Libya and Algeria.
Dubbed the most luxurious road trip on earth, the 21-day adventure will start in Europe and take participants along the twisting mountain roads of Monaco, the breathtaking vistas of the Italian lakes, a day drive through the Atlas Mountains, helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon and a desert drive through Utah, to mention a few.
He also gets busy in his rooftop kitchen then meets indigenous people in the Atlas Mountains.
At the base of the Atlas mountains, the 30 sq km scheme was constructed on a perfectly flat stretch of ground.
The mum-of-two has been walking in the breath-taking High Atlas Mountains and the Valley of Roses, where she battled through blazing heat during the women-only challenge.
A search and rescue team, using helicopters, conducted a scanning operation in the Atlas mountains between the two south-central provinces of Marrakesh and Ouarzazate in the last three days until they found them tonight.
Alongside beautiful images of classic runs in Chamonix and Whistler, there are also more offbeat inclusions such as the Himalayas and the Atlas Mountains.
The money they raised, along with a sum from Dubai Duty Free, will be donated to the 'Education For All' (EFA) in Morocco to help build a boarding house for girls in the High Atlas Mountains.

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