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Fès al Bali info

Standart time zone:
UTC/GMT 0 hours (Africa/Casablanca)

Population:
156,000

Coordinates:
34.0701, -4.95473

Region:
Fès-Boulemane

Continent:
Africa

Country name:
Morocco

ISO code:
MA, MAR, 504

Fips code:
MO

Phone code:
212

Country area:
446,550 km2

Country population:
31,627,428

Currency:
MAD

Language:
ar

Other information:

Fes el Bali (Arabic: فاس البالي‎) (English: Old Fez) is the oldest walled part of Fez, Morocco. Fes el Bali was founded as the capital of the Idrisid dynasty between 789 and 808 AD. Besides being famous for having the oldest university in the world, the University of Al-Karaouine, Fes el Bali, with a total population of 156,000, is also believed to be the biggest car-free urban area in the world.UNESCO listed Fes el Bali, along with Fes Jdid, as a World Heritage Site in 1981 under the name Medina of Fez. The World Heritage Site includes Fes el Bali's urban fabric and walls as well as a buffer zone outside of the walls that is intended to preserve the visual integrity of the location.Fes el Bali is, along with Fes Jdid and the French-created Ville Nouvelle or “New Town”, one of the three main districts in Fez. == History == As the capital for his newly acquired empire, Idris ibn Abdallah chose to build a new town on the right bank of the Fez river in 789 CE. Many of the first inhabitants were refugees fleeing from an uprising in Cordoba (modern-day Spain) However, in 809 CE his son, Idris II, decided to found a capital of his own on the opposite bank of the Fez River. Even though they were only separated by a relatively small river the cities developed separately and became two individual cities until they were unified in the 11th century by the Almoravids. Read more in wiki.



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