Saturday, July 29, 2017

Peñón de Alhucemas | Morocco

Island off the coast Morocco

Al Hoceima is a city in the north of Morocco. The island you see on this card, just off the coast, is Peñón de Alhucemas. Together with the islets of Isla de Mar and Isla de Tierra they form the Alhucemas Islands.

Peñón de Alhucemas is a tiny rock island, measuring 220 m by 84 m and has a height of 27 m. The rock is entirely occupied by a fort, several houses, and a church.

The island is one of the Spanish plazas de soberanía (places of sovereignty). These are Spanish sovereign territories, scattered along the Mediterranean coast bordering Morocco. Two other notorious plazas de soberanía are Ceuta and Melilla.


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