Ksar el-Kebir

Arabic“Great Castle” also spelled  Al-Qaṣr al-Kabīr , Spanish  Alcazarquivir 

      city, northern Morocco. It lies along the Loukkos River.

      Originally a Greek and Carthaginian colony, the site was occupied by the Romans, whose ruins remain, and by the Byzantines. The Arab town, which was founded in the 8th century, has one of the oldest mosques of western Morocco, built with inscribed stones from an earlier Christian church. Ksar el-Kebir was plagued by war (it was the site in 1578 of the Battle of the Three Kings (Three Kings, Battle of the)) until it was destroyed during the 19th-century civil wars. It was rebuilt after the Spanish occupation of 1912 and was incorporated into the Kingdom of Morocco in 1956. Ksar el-Kebir is near the crossroads between Fès, Rabat, and Tangier and is the main market for the irrigated Loukkos River valley. Pop. (2004) 107,380.

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