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A city of northern Morocco west-southwest of Fez. A capital of Moroccan sultans after c. 1672, it was once known as "the Versailles of Morocco" for its palatial buildings and splendid gardens.
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(Placename) a city in N central Morocco, in the Middle Atlas Mountains: noted for the making of carpets. Pop: 234 000 (2003)
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a city in N Morocco: former capital of Morocco. 530,171.
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The OMW and OMS were collected from a natural evaporation basin of continuous three-phase olive oil extraction unit located in Meknassa Ben Ali (8 km form Taza, Morocco).