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Meknes (French: Meknès; Arabic: مكناس Mknas‎‎; Berber: ⴰⵎⴽⵏⴰⵙ Ameknas; Spanish: Mequinez) is one of the four Imperial cities of Morocco, located in northern central Morocco and the sixth largest city by population in the kingdom. Founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement, Meknes became a capital under the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismaïl (1672–1727), the founder of the Alaouite dynasty. Sultan Moulay Ismaïl turned it into an impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors, where the harmonious blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th century Maghreb are still evident today. The urban population is estimated at more than 650,000 with the metropolitan population close to 1,000,000. It is the seat of Meknès Prefecture and an important economic pole in the region of Fès-Meknès.

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Find crucial information and trip planning details about Meknes, which is a city in Morocco. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Fes, Morocco. Attractions in Fes include Riad Verus, Riad Jamai, Riad Tizwa. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Meknes.

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Facts and Stats for Meknes*

  • Pollution Statistics in Meknes

    Know the pollution level of Meknes before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Meknes: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Meknes for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Meknes.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 87.5 (Very High)
  • Living in Meknes - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 35.16 (Low)
    • Climate Index 89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 74.14 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 34.2 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.57 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 30.72 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Meknes

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Meknes

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.21 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.28 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.58 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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