Meknes is a city in northern Morocco. It is served by the A2
expressway between those two cities and by the corresponding railway. Meknes
was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727), before
it was relocated to Marrakech. The population is 1,000,000 (2012 census). It is
the capital of the Meknes-Tafilalet region. Meknes is named after a Berber
tribe which was known as Miknasa in the medieval
North African sources.