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Al Jabal al Akhdar (الجبل الأخضر)
District
Country Libya
Capital Al Bayda
Area 7,800 km2 (3,012 sq mi)
Population 203,156 (2006) [1]
Density 26 / km² (67 / sq mi)
Map of Libya with Al Jabal al Akhdar district highlighted

Al Jabal al Akhdar (Arabic: الجبل الأخضرAl Ǧabal al 'Aḫḍar, English: Green Mountains), also known as Jebel el-Akhdar,[2] is one of the districts of Libya. It lies in the north east of the country. The capital is Al Bayda.

In its territory, close to the city of Shahhat, can be found the remains of the old Greek colony of Cyrene, and the neighbouring city of Apollonia, a major port in the Mediterranean Sea in Antiquity.

The same district between 2001 and 2007.
Al Jabal al Akhdar

In its southern part is the fertile upland area of Jebel Akhdar. North of this is a dry, sub-desert area between the uplands and the Mediterranean on its northern edge. On land, it borders the following districts:

Towns and villages

Ahqaf al Jabbarat, Ahqaf al Jabhiyah, Ahqaf ar Ruzat, Al Bayda, Al Fa'idiyah, Al Haniyah, As Safsaf, At Taban, Bi'r Bin Ghunaymah, Kaf Miyas, Khadra', Kuhuf Tuhudiyah, Mansurah, Marawah, Massah, Qandulah, Qaryat `Umar al Mukhtar, Qirnadah, Shahhat, Suluntah, Susah, `Umar al Mukhtar, Zawiyat al `Urqub

References

  1. "Districts of Libya". statoids.com. Retrieved 27 October 2009.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css has no content..
  2. B. H. Liddell Hart, 1970, History of the Second World War, p. 206

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