Fes or Fez (Arabic: فاس‎, romanised: fās, French: Fès) is the seicont lairgest ceety o Morocco —efter Casablanca, wi a population o juist ower ane million. It's the caipital o the Fès-Boulemane region.


Fas / ⴼⴰⵙ / فاس

View of the medina (old city) of Fes
View of the medina (old city) of Fes
Fès is located in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 34°2′N 5°0′W / 34.033°N 5.000°W / 34.033; -5.000Coordinates: 34°2′N 5°0′W / 34.033°N 5.000°W / 34.033; -5.000
Kintra Morocco
Foondit biIdrisid dynasty
 • MayorHamid Chabat
 • GovrenorMohamed Rerrhabi
Elevation410 m (1,350 ft)
 • Total1,044,376
 • Rank3rd in Morocco
Racial makeup
 • Arabs53.6%
 • Berbers32.7%
 • Moriscos10.2%
 • Ithers3.5%

Fes, the umwhile caipital, is ane o the kintra's fower "imperial ceeties," the ithers bein Rabat, Marrakech an Meknes. It comprises three distinct pairts, Fes el Bali (the auld, wawed ceety), Fes-Jdid (new Fes, hame o the Mellah) an the Ville Nouvelle (the French-creatit, newest section o Fes).

Fes el Bali is a UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid. Its medina, the lairger o the twa medinas o Fes, is believed tae be the warld's lairgest contiguous caur-free urban aurie. The University o Al-Karaouine, foondit in AD 859, is the auldest continuously functionin varsity in the warld.

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  1. "Fes, Kingdom of Morocco", Lat34North.com & Yahoo! Weather, 2009, webpages: L34-Fes and Yahoo-Fes-stats.
  2. Morocco 2004 Census