The Region Fes Meknes
The region of Fez-Meknes is one of the twelve new regions of Morocco instituted by the territorial division of 2015.
It includes two prefectures (Fez and Meknes) and seven provinces (Sefrou, Boulemane, Moulay Yacoub, Ifrane, El hajeb, Taza and Taounate).
Climate and relief
The region of Fez-Meknes is subject to 3 types of climate:
- A continental climate in the northern part, very hot and very dry in summer and cold and wet in winter. The average rainfall is 500 mm and the winds are dry and cold or cold and wet in winter and hot in summer (chergui).
- A cold and humid climate in a mountainous area, very cold and very snowy in winter and temperate in summer. The average rainfall exceeds 700 mm with hailstorms and floods following showers.
- A semi-arid climate in the high hills of Boulemane, where average rainfall does not exceed 250 mm. Winters are very cold and snowy, with almost daily frosts and a significant number of days without thaw.
The relief of the region consists mainly of the hills at the foot of the Rif in the northern zone, the mountains of the Middle Atlas, the high hills of Missour and the plains of Saïss.
Tourism in the region is essentially a cultural tourism due to the historical, architectural heritage of international renown. Thanks to the presence of several mineral springs and spas, especially those of Moulay Yaâcoub and Sidi Harazem, the destination is considered as a destination of choice for lovers of rest and cure tourism. Mountain tourism, which is an important part of the region, is also important because of the existence of important and diversified assets: natural diversity, the multiplicity of sites, the presence of springs, lakes, forests and forests. waterfalls.