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Historic City of Meknes

CountryMorocco
Date of Inscription1996
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/793

Founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement, Meknes became a capital under Sultan Moulay Ismaïl (1672–1727), the founder of the Alawite dynasty. The sultan turned it into a impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors, where the harmonious blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th century Maghreb are still evident today.

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Capital: Rabat
Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD)
Language: Arabic, Berber dialects, Spanish French
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