Map of Libya with Wadi al Shatii district highlighted
Wadi al Shatii (Arabic: وادي الشاطئ Wādī aš Šāṭi' ), sometimes referred to as Ash Shati (Arabic: الشاطئ Aš Šāṭi' ), is one of the districts of Libya in the central-west part of the country. Its capital is Brak. The area is mostly desert.
To the west, Wadi al Shatii borders the Illizi Province of Algeria. After the 2007 administrative reorganization of districts, it borders on the following districts:
Wadi al Shatii District is named after the depression (former lakebed) of the same name, Wadi ash-Shati'. The depression extends east from the town of Umm al-'Abid to the town of Wanzarik on the west, a distance of about 140 kilometers.
In 1943, very large, but low grade, sedimentary iron-ore deposits were discovered in the Wadi al Shatii District near Brak. Economically, it is only suitable for strip mining. There are also potential economic manganese deposits in the same area. The manganese occurs in lens or veinlets (up to 23% Mg) in the sandstones associated with the iron ore.Millet is the primary agricultural export from the valley.
^ abGoudarzi, Gus H., (1970) Geology and Mineral Resources of Libya — A Reconnaissance U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 660, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., pp. 2, 57, 63-69, OCLC 88823