Awbari Governorate

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Location of Awbari Governorate (1963-1973) within Libya

Awbari Governorate or Ubari Governorate[1] Arabic: أوباري محافظة‎‎ was one of the governorates (muhafazah) of Libya from 1963 to 1973.[2] Its capital was the town of Ubari. It was created out of the southwestern part of Fezzan. In 1973 the Awbari Governorate was merged into an altered Sabha Governorate.

The governorate's population was 31,890 in 1964.[3]


  1. ^ United States Department of State (1970) U.S. Department of State fact book of the countries of the world Crown Publishing, New York, page 404, OCLC 164829948
  2. ^ Metz, Helen Chapin (editor) (1988) Libya: a country study (Area handbook series) Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., pages 185, 190, OCLC 229421743; available electronically here
  3. ^ United States, Department of the Army (1973) "Table 1. Distribution of the Population of Libya, by Governorates 1964 and 1972" Libya (Department of the Army pamphlet 550) Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. page 60

Coordinates: 25°12′N 13°14′E / 25.200°N 13.233°E / 25.200; 13.233