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ID: 7000449
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7000449

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Meknès (inhabited place)  Meknès (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 53 36 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 33.8930  decimal degrees
Long: 005 32 50 W  degrees minutes   Long: -5.5470  decimal degrees

Note: One of Morocco's imperial cities; founded by Zanātah tribe of Meknassa Berbers; known as "Versailles of Morocco"; occupied in 1911 by French who built new quarter; residence of Moroccan sultan in 17th century; a market for fine embroidery and carpets. The Historic City of Meknes was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.

Names:
Meknès (preferred,C,V,English-P)
Meknes (C,V)
Mequinez (C,O)
מכנאס (C,U,Hebrew )

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Al Maghrib (nation)  ........  Al Maghrib (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Fès-Meknès (region (administrative division))  ............  Fès-Meknès (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Meknès (inhabited place)  ................  Meknès (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 10th cen.
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
commercial center (C)
transportation center (C)
capital (H)  ............  in 1673

Sources and Contributors:
מכנאס..........  [IMJ]
..............  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
Meknès..........  [BHA, IMJ Preferred, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VII, 1023
.................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 123
Meknes..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 748
Mequinez..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 748
Subject: .....  [BHA, IMJ, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VII, 1023
..................  GeoNames online [n.d.] accessed 19 December 2018
..................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 123
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 748
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  UNESCO World Heritage Centre [online] (1992-) accessed 27 April 2009

 

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