During my reading about walls being constructed for various reasons, I came across mention of the Moroccan Wall of Western Sahara – the longest in the world at around 2700 km. It is also one of the most heavily mined parts of the world. It is also known as “The Berm” because of the construction.
It separates the Moroccan occupied, and controlled, areas (Southern Provinces) and the Polisario-controlled areas (Free Zone, nominally Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic) that lies along its eastern and southern border.
A map showing the extent of the wall
And an image of the wall itself
This contest proved to be a tricky one, as it was in two parts: what was it, and where was this particular location.
The few who found it, despite its size:
- Phil Ower
After the hint:
One Reply to “Contest #497: the Moroccan Wall at 26.983N, 9.286W”
There are different numbers for the Great Wall (China) but even the smallest one is 6259 km so I don’t think the Sahara Wall is longer
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