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Part of Marocco plan, 1844
Part of Marocco plan, 1844

Facts in brief:

Located on fertile plain; one of Morocco's four imperial cities; founded in the 11th century as African capital of Almoravid dynasty; went to Almohads in 1147, then to Marinids; taken by French 1912; today noted for palace of sultan and several historic mosques.

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