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Fez, Morocco’s second biggest city, with a population of 1.1 million people.

Fès was the capital of modern Morocco until 1925, and it is currently the administrative center of the Fès-Meknès administrative area. Fes el Bali is the biggest of the city’s two historic medina sections. It is a World Heritage Site, and it is thought to be one of the world’s biggest urban pedestrian zones (car-free areas). The Institution of Al Quaraouiyine, established in 859, is the world’s oldest continually operating university. The city has been dubbed the “West’s Mecca” and the “Athens of Africa.”

Fez – Info Card

POPULATION : 1,112,072
FOUNDED :  789
LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), Berber dialects, French often the language of business, government, and diplomacy
RELIGION : Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%
AREA : 120 sq mi (320 km2)
ELEVATION : 1,350 ft (410 m)
COORDINATES : 34°2′N 5°0′W
SEX RATIO : Male: 49.36
 Female: 50.64
ETHNIC :• Berbers 53.6%  • Arabs 32.7%  • Moriscos 10.2%  • Others 3.5%
DIALING CODE :  +212 55

Tourism in Fez

Fez (فاس) (French: “Fès”) is a Moroccan city most known for housing the world’s oldest university, Qarawiyyin University. It has an old World Heritage-listed walled city, which many compare to Jerusalem’s walled city.

Fez is Morocco’s historic capital and a famous metropolis of high Islamic civilisation. The huge, labyrinthine medina of Fes el-Bali, which is also the world’s biggest car-free urban zone, is the best-preserved ancient city in the Arab world. Donkeys, carriages, and motorcycles are used to transport products.

Climate of Fez

Fez, located near the Atlas Mountains, has a Mediterranean climate with a significant continental impact, with temperatures ranging from chilly and rainy in the winter to dry and scorching days between June and September. Annual rainfall might exceed 600 mm (24 in). In December–January, the average high temperature is just 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit). The city’s greatest and lowest recorded temperatures are 46.7 °C (116 °F) and 8.2 °C (17 °F), respectively. The climate of Fez is quite similar to that of Seville and Córdoba in Andalusia, Spain. Snowfall happens once every five years on average.



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