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Meknes

Meknes
Administration
Full nameMeknes
Official nameMeknes
CountryMorocco
RegionMeknès-Tafilalet
Geography
Elevation1801.2 ft (549 m)
Demography
Total Population985000 (2010)

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Meknes ( , Berber: Meknas or Ameknas, , ) is a city in northern Morocco, located 130 km (80.8 mi) from the capital Rabat and 60 km (37.3 mi) from Fes. It is served by the A2 expressway between those two cities and by the corresponding railway. Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672 1727), before it was relocated to Marrakech. The population is 985,000 (2010 census). 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.


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