Misrata District

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Misrata (مصراته)
District
Country  Libya
Capital Misrata
Population 550,938 (2006) [1]
Map of Libya with Misrata district highlighted

Misrata (Arabic: مصراتهMişrātah, Libyan Arabic: Məşrātah), also spelt Misurata or Misratah, is a sha'biyah (district) in northwestern Libya. Its capital is the city of Misrata.

In 2007 the district was enlarged to include what had been the Bani Walid District and the northernmost strip of coast of the Gulf of Sidra, that from 2001 to 2007 had been part of Sirte District.[2]

Pre-2007 extent of Misrata District


Borders[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of Libya". statoids.com. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  2. ^ شعبيات الجماهيرية العظمى – Sha'biyat of Great Jamahiriya, accessed 10 May 2009, in Arabic

Coordinates: 31°30′N 14°30′E / 31.500°N 14.500°E / 31.500; 14.500