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View of the medina (old city) of Fes
View of the medina (old city) of Fes

Fès is located in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 34°2′N 5°0′W / 34.033°N 5.000°W / 34.033; -5.000Coordinates: 34°2′N 5°0′W / 34.033°N 5.000°W / 34.033; -5.000
Kintra  Morocco
Region Fès-Boulemane
Foondit 789
Founded by Idrisid dynasty
 • Mayor Hamid Chabat
 • Govrenor Mohamed Rerrhabi
Elevation[1] 1,350 ft (410 m)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Tot 1,044,376
 • Rank 3rd in Morocco
Racial makeup
 • Arabs 53.6%
 • Berbers 32.7%
 • Moriscos 10.2%
 • Ithers 3.5%
Website www.fes-city.com

Fes or Fez (Arabic: فاس‎ [Fās], French: Fès) is the seicont lairgest ceety o Morocco —efter Casablanca, wi a population o juist ower ane million. It's the caipital o the Fès-Boulemane region.

Fes, the umwhile caipital, is ane o the kintra's fower "imperial ceeties," the ithers being Rabat, Marrakech an Meknes. It comprises three distinct pairts, Fes el Bali (the auld, wawed ceety), Fes-Jdid (new Fes, hame o the Mellah) an the Ville Nouvelle (the French-creatit, newest section o Fes).

Fes el Bali is a UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid. Its medina, the lairger o the twa medinas o Fes, is believed tae be the warld's lairgest contiguous caur-free urban aurie. The University o Al-Karaouine, foondit in AD 859, is the auldest continuously functionin university in the warld.

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  1. "Fes, Kingdom of Morocco", Lat34North.com & Yahoo! Weather, 2009, webpages: L34-Fes and Yahoo-Fes-stats.
  2. Morocco 2004 Census