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Fez Near the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

34.0N 5W

May 26th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Morocco - April 14th, 2010

Morocco - April 14th, 2010

Fez (or Fes) is the third largest city in Morocco, with a population of just over one million. The city was founded on a bank of the Fez River by Idriss I in 789. Today is the capital of the Fès-Boulemane region. It is visible as a tan area near the center of the image, southwest of the Idriss I Reservoir and southeast of the El Wahda Reservoir.

Located along the Atlas Mountains, Fes has a seasonal climate, shifting from cool in winter to hot days in the summer months of July-September. The nights are always cool (or colder in winter), with daytime temperatures generally rising about +9~14 C° (+15~26 F°) every day. The winter highs typically reach only 16 °C (61 °F) in December-January.

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