Al Jawf, Libya

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Al Jawf
الجوف
Town
Al Jawf is located in Libya
Al Jawf
Al Jawf
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 24°13′N 23°18′E / 24.217°N 23.300°E / 24.217; 23.300Coordinates: 24°13′N 23°18′E / 24.217°N 23.300°E / 24.217; 23.300
Country  Libya
Region Cyrenaica
District Kufra
Elevation 1,253 ft (382 m)
Population (1984)
 • Total 17,320
Time zone UTC+2

Al Jawf (Arabic: الجوفAl Ğawf) is a town in southeastern Libya, the capital of the Kufra district in Libya. Tripoli, the capital and largest city of Libya lies north west to Al jawf.

The city has an elevation of 382.2 m (1,254 feet). In a 1984 census the city's population was 17,320. Al Jawf receives almost no rain whatsoever, averaging only .1 inch (2.5mm) per year. Summer high temperatures average above 100°F (37.8°C).

The city lies in the largest oasis in the Kufra basin.[1] It is one of the most heavily irrigated oases in the Sahara.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Al Jawf
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21
(69)
23
(74)
28
(82)
33
(91)
36
(97)
39
(102)
38
(100)
38
(101)
36
(96)
32
(90)
27
(81)
23
(73)
31.2
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 5
(41)
7
(44)
10
(50)
15
(59)
19
(67)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(74)
21
(69)
17
(62)
12
(53)
7
(45)
15.1
(59.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

Sources[edit]

  • Bertarelli, L.V. (1929). Guida d'Italia, Vol. XVII (in Italian). Milano: Consociazione Turistica Italiana. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bertarelli (1929), p. 514.
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Weather For Al Jawf, Libya". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 23, 2011.