Derna District

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Derna (درنة)
District
Country  Libya
Capital Derna
Area 19,630 km2 (7,579 sq mi)
Population 163,351 (2006) [1]
Density 8 / km2 (21 / sq mi)
Map of Libya with Derna district highlighted

Derna (Arabic: درنةDarnah) is one of the districts of Libya. It is in the northeast of the country, in the historical region of Cyrenaica. Its capital is Derna. In 2007 the district was enlarged to include what had been the Al Qubah District.[2]

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

History[edit]

From 1998 to 2007, Derna District was smaller, including an area of 4,908 km2 (see map), and bordered the following districts:

Map showing Derna District, 1998–2007


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of libya". statoids.com. Retrieved 27 October 2009. .
  2. ^ (Arabic) شعبيات الجماهيرية العظمى – Sha'biyat of Great Jamahiriya, Retrieved 6 September 2009.

Coordinates: 32°30′N 22°40′E / 32.500°N 22.667°E / 32.500; 22.667