University of Benghazi
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|University of Benghazi|
|Students||79,968 (as of 2013[update])|
|Campus||460 acres (1.9 km2)|
|Former names||Garyounis University|
It was founded on 15 December 1955 as the Libyan University.
In 1973 the University of Libya was split into two independent universities.
In 2011 after the Libyan civil war the name of the university was changed back to University of Benghazi.
In 2002, the Benghazi University Library had 295,000 volumes, the largest library in Libya.