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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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Investigators apprehended an individual on Wednesday in the northern city of Meknes who had been "planning terrorist attacks in Morocco," according to a statement from the interior ministry.
A trip from Meknes to Tangier (about 250 km) in first class cost $32 roundtrip.
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