Jabal al Akhdar

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This article is about the district in Libya. For the mounatins in Libya, see Jebel Akhdar, Libya. For the Al Jabal al Akhdar district of Oman, see Jebel Akhdar (Oman).
Jabal al Akhdar (الجبل الأخضر)
Country  Libya
Capital Bayda
Area 7,800 km2 (3,012 sq mi)
Population 206,180 (2006) [1]
Density 26 / km2 (67 / sq mi)
Map of Libya with Jabal al Akhdar district highlighted

Jabal al Akhdar (Arabic: الجبل الأخضر‎‎ al-Jabal al-Akhḍar, English: Green Mountains), also known as Jebel el-Akhdar,[2] is one of the districts of Libya. It lies in the north east of the country. The capital is Bayda.

In its territory, close to the city of Shahhat, can be found the remains of the old Greek colony of Cyrene, and the neighbouring city of Apollonia, a major port in the Mediterranean Sea in antiquity.

The same district between 2001 and 2007.
Jabal al Akhdar

In its southern part is the fertile upland area of Jebel Akhdar. North of this is a dry, sub-desert area between the uplands and the Mediterranean on its northern edge. On land, it borders the following districts:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jabal al Akhdar". General Information Authority of the Government of Libya. 2006. Archived from the original on 6 April 2010. .
  2. ^ B. H. Liddell Hart, 1970, History of the Second World War, p. 206

Coordinates: 30°46′00″N 21°44′00″E / 30.7667°N 21.7333°E / 30.7667; 21.7333