Gharyan District

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Gharyan District location prior to 2007

Gharyan District or Garian District (Arabic: شعبية غريان‎)[1] was one of the districts of Libya.[2][3] It was located in the northwest part of the country and its capital was Gharyan. Under the 2007 reorganization of districts, it became part of Jabal al Gharbi District.[4]

Gharyan District was governed by a district congress which had ten committees that conducted day-to-day management and oversight. Those committees were: Marine resources; Manpower, Employment and Training; Planning; Justice; Economy and Trade; Tourism; Public Security; Agriculture and Livestock; Industry, Mines and Energy; and Housing and Utilities.[1]

Boundaries[edit]

Prior to 2007 Gharyan bordered the following districts:

Attractions and communities[edit]

The World War II "Lady_of_Gharyan" portrait is located in an abandoned Italian army barracks, just west Gharyan, off a primitive road to the south.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "شعبية غريان (Gharyan District)", Website of the General People's Committee of Libya, dated 15 October 2006, as preserved by Internet Archive
  2. ^ "الشعبيات بالجماهيرية" ("Districts of Libya") Website of the General People's Committee of Libya, dated 30 August 2006, as preserved by Internet Archive
  3. ^ "شعبية غريان (Gharyan District)", Website of the General People's Committee of Libya, dated 13 May 2006, as preserved by Internet Archive
  4. ^ شعبيات الجماهيرية العظمى – Sha'biyat of Great Jamahiriya, accessed July 6 2007, in Arabic
  5. ^ Lady of Garian

Coordinates: 32°10′N 13°01′E / 32.167°N 13.017°E / 32.167; 13.017