Moulay Yacoub

Moulay Yacoub (Arabic: مولاي يعقوبmūlāy yaʿqūb) is a spa town and municipality located 21 km northwest of Fez, Morocco.[2] It is the capital of Moulay Yacoub Province and reported a population of 4612 in the 2014 Moroccan census.[1] The baths use water pumped from 1500 m below ground and reach a temperature of 54 °C.[2]

Moulay Yacoub

مولاي يعقوب
Town
Moulay Yacoub is located in Morocco
Moulay Yacoub
Moulay Yacoub
location in Morocco
Coordinates: 34°05′16″N 5°10′52″W / 34.0878°N 5.1811°W / 34.0878; -5.1811
Country Morocco
RegionFès-Meknès
ProvinceMoulay Yacoub
Population
 (September 2014)[1]
 • Total4,612
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)

HistoryEdit

The town is named after Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, who reigned as caliph of the Almohad Caliphate from 1184 to 1199.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "POPULATION LÉGALE DES RÉGIONS, PROVINCES, PRÉFECTURES, MUNICIPALITÉS, ARRONDISSEMENTS ET COMMUNES DU ROYAUME D'APRÈS LES RÉSULTATS DU RGPH 2014" (in Arabic and French). High Commission for Planning, Morocco. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Taking the waters of Moulay Yacoub". The Rough Guide. Retrieved 23 May 2016.

Coordinates: 34°05′16″N 5°10′52″W / 34.0878°N 5.1811°W / 34.0878; -5.1811