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Meknès

(mĕknĕs`), city (1994 pop. 443,214), N central Morocco. It has a noted carpet-weaving industry. There are also woolen mills, cement and metal works, oil distilleries, and food-processing plants. Meknès became (c.1672) the capital of Morocco under Sultan IsmailIsmail,
1646?–1727, sultan of Morocco (1672–1727). He organized corps of Sudanese to subdue the revolts that followed his accession. He attacked Christian strongholds in Morocco, regaining Larache and Arzila.
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, who undertook such palatial building operations that the city was called the Versailles of Morocco. Little of his construction has survived.

Meknès

 

a city in northwestern Morocco; the capital of the province of Meknès. Population, 248,000 (1971). Meknès has a railroad station and an airport; it is also a highway junction and an important center for the surrounding agricultural region (wheat, olives, grapes, and citrus fruits). There are food-processing enterprises (a vegetable-oil mill, a flour mill and canneries) and textile and woodworking industries. Other industries include a large cement plant and a glazed pottery plant. The city was founded in the llth century.

Architectural monuments that have been preserved in the old city include walls with numerous gates (Bab al-Mansur, 1732), the Great Mosque (1203), the Bu Inaniya Madrasa (mid-14th century), the casbah of Dar Kebir (13th century) with the mosque of Lalla Aud (1276) and the palace of Dar Jamay (19th century), and the palace of Dar al-Makzen (end of the 17th century). In 1919 a modern city was begun northeast of the old city. A museum of Islamic art and a museum of folk art are located in Meknès.

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