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Meknes

Meknès
Meknes centre maroc.jpg
Meknès is located in Morocco
Meknès
Meknès
Location in Morocco
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Country Morocco
Region Meknès-Tafilalet
Elevation 1,811 ft (552 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 750,000
 • Rank 6th in Morocco

Meknès (Arabic: ?, Berber: Mknas or Meknas, French: Meknès, Spanish: Mequinez) is a city in northern Morocco and the sixth largest city of the kingdom. Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727), before it was relocated to Marrakesh. The urban population is estimated at 650,000 with the metropolitan population close to 1,000,000. It is the capital of the Meknes-Tafilalet region. Meknes is named after a Berber tribe which was known as Miknasa (native Berber name: Imeknasen) in the medieval North African sources.

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Historic City of Meknes
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Bab Mansour
Type Cultural
Criteria iv
Reference 793
UNESCO region Arab States
Inscription history
Inscription 1996 (20th Session)

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