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Al Murgub (المرقب)
District
Country Libya
Capital Al Khums
Population 432,202 (2006) [1]
Map of Libya with Al Murgub district highlighted

Al Murgub (Arabic: المرقبAl Murqub), sometimes spelt Al Marqab, is one of the districts of Libya. According to the 2006 census, the population was 432,202.[2] The main city and capital is Al Khums. The widely visited UNESCO World Heritage Site of Leptis Magna is also located in the district.

In the north, Al Murgub has a shoreline on the Mediterranean Sea. On land, it borders the following districts:

In 2007 the district was enlarged to include twenty-six Basic People's Congresses (townships) of what had been the Tarhuna Wa Msalata District.[3]

Pre-2007 extent of Al Murgub District


References

  1. "Districts of Libya". statoids.com. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
  2. 2006 population figures adjusted to include the portion that was Tarhuna Wa Msalata District, "Libya - Al Marqab" Geohive, Basic People's Congresses names in Arabic, accessed 6 September 2009
  3. شعبيات الجماهيرية العظمى – Sha'biyat of Great Jamahiriya, accessed 10 May 2009, in Arabic

Coordinates: 32°39′N 14°16′E / 32.650°N 14.267°E / 32.650; 14.267


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