Murqub District

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Murqub (المرقب)
District
Country  Libya
Capital Khoms
Population 432,202 (2006) [1]
Map of Libya with Murqub district highlighted

Murqub (Arabic: المرقبAl Murqub), sometimes spelt Al Murgub or Al Marqab or al-Morqib, is one of the districts of Libya. According to the 2006 census, the population was 432,202.[2] The main city and capital is Khoms. The widely visited UNESCO World Heritage Site of Leptis Magna is also located in the district.

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

In 2007 the district was enlarged to include twenty-six Basic People's Congresses (townships) of what had been the Tarhuna wa Msalata District.[3]

Pre-2007 extent of Murqub District


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of Libya". statoids.com. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  2. ^ 2006 population figures adjusted to include the portion that was Tarhuna Wa Msalata District, "Libya - Al Marqab" Geohive, Basic People's Congresses names in Arabic, accessed 6 September 2009
  3. ^ شعبيات الجماهيرية العظمى – Sha'biyat of Great Jamahiriya, accessed 10 May 2009, in Arabic

Coordinates: 32°39′N 14°16′E / 32.650°N 14.267°E / 32.650; 14.267