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A medina quarter is a distinct city section found in many North African cities. The medina is typically walled, contains many narrow and mazelike streets, and was built by Arabs as far back as the 9th century CE.
Because of the very narrow streets, medinas are free from automobile, and in some cases even motorcycle and bicycle traffic. The streets can be less than a meter wide. This makes them unique among highly populated urban centers.
Locations of existing medinas
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