Oujda, Morocco

  • Oujda is the capital city of the Oriental Morocco region, and is in the eastern part of Mediterranean Morocco. The city was founded in 994 by Ziri ibn Atiyya, Berber king of the Zenata tribes.

    In the mid-11th century, Oujda acquired prominence through its strategic position on the road east from Sijilmasa. Throughout the history of the dynasties of the Muslim West, Oujda played an important strategic role among the Merinids, settled in Fes, in this case as a rear base in their conflict with the Abdalwadids of the Kingdom of Tlemcen.

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