Al Jawf, Libya

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Al Jawf
الجوف
Town
Al Jawf is located in Libya
Al Jawf
Al Jawf
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 24°13′N 23°18′E / 24.217°N 23.300°E / 24.217; 23.300Coordinates: 24°13′N 23°18′E / 24.217°N 23.300°E / 24.217; 23.300
Country  Libya
Region Cyrenaica
District Kufra
Elevation 1,253 ft (382 m)
Population (1984)
 • Total 17,320
Time zone EET (UTC+2)


Al Jawf (Arabic: الجوفAl Ğawf) is a town in southeastern Libya, the capital of the Kufra district in Libya.

The city has an elevation of 382.2 m (1,254 feet). In a 1984 census the city's population was 17,320. Al Jawf receives almost no rain whatsoever, averaging only 2.5mm (.1 inch) per year. Summer high temperatures average above 37.8 °C (100 °F).

The city lies in the largest oasis in the Kufra basin.[1] It is one of the most heavily irrigated oases in the Sahara.

Irrigation at Al Jawf oasis

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Al Jawf
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21
(69)
23
(74)
28
(82)
33
(91)
36
(97)
39
(102)
38
(100)
38
(101)
36
(96)
32
(90)
27
(81)
23
(73)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 5
(41)
7
(44)
10
(50)
15
(59)
19
(67)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(74)
21
(69)
17
(62)
12
(53)
7
(45)
15
(59)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

Sources[edit]

  • Bertarelli, L.V. (1929). Guida d'Italia, Vol. XVII (in Italian). Milano: Consociazione Turistica Italiana. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bertarelli (1929), p. 514.
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Weather For Al Jawf, Libya". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 23, 2011.