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Imperial cities of Morocco

Morocco Imperial cities

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Imperial cities of Morocco are the four cities that have been the capital of Morocco during the Moroccan dynasties: Fes, Marrakesh, Rabat and Meknes.

Fes

Imperial Fes - Morocco

Fes was the capital of several dynasties : The Idrisid (974), Marinides (1244), Wattasid (1465) and Alaouite (1666).

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Marrakesh

Imperial Marrakesh - Morocco

Marrakesh was also the capital under four dynasties : The Almoravid (1071), Almohad (1147), Saadi (1511) and as second capital for the Marinides and Alaouite.

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Rabat

Imperial Rabat - Morocco

Rabat was founded by the Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur in order to become his capital city in 1150. The city became the capital under the Alaouite Sultan Mohammed III.

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Meknes

Imperial Meknes - Morocco

Founded by the Alaouite Sultan Ismail ibn Ali in 1672, it was the capital of Morocco from 1672 to 1727.

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Coordinates
Rabat 34° 1′ 31″ N, 6° 50′ 10″ W
Fes 34° 3′ 0″ N, 4° 58′ 58.8″ W
Marrakesh 31° 37′ 48″ N, 8° 0′ 0″ W
Meknes 33° 53′ 42″ N, 5° 33′ 17″ W