Meknes (Arabic: مكناس‎, Berber: ⵎⴽⵏⴰⵙ Mknas or Ameknas, French: Meknès, Spaingie: Mequinez) is a ceety in northren Morocco. It is served bi the A2 expressway atween those twa ceeties an by the correspondin railway. Meknes wis the caipital o Morocco unner the reign o Moulay Ismail (1672–1727), afore it wis relocatit tae Marrakech. The population is 1,000,000 (2012 census). It is the caipital o the Meknes-Tafilalet region. Meknes is named efter a Berber tribe which wis kent as Miknasa (native Berber name: Imeknasen) in the medieval North African soorces.


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Coordinates: 33°53′42″N 5°33′17″W / 33.89500°N 5.55472°W / 33.89500; -5.55472
KintraFlag of Morocco.svg Morocco
Elevation549 m (1,801 ft)
 • Total750,000

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  1. "Climatological Information for Meknes, Morocco", Hong Kong Observatory, 2003, web: HKO-Meknes.