Bomba, Libya

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Bomba is located in Libya
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 32°26′45″N 23°04′24″E / 32.44583°N 23.07333°E / 32.44583; 23.07333Coordinates: 32°26′45″N 23°04′24″E / 32.44583°N 23.07333°E / 32.44583; 23.07333
Country  Libya
Region Cyrenaica
District Derna
Population (1995)[1]
 • Total 3,020
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Bomba (Arabic: البمبة‎‎) is a village in eastern Libya on the Gulf of Bomba. It is located 61 km (38 mi) south of Derna.

Greek historian Herodotus said that Cyrene was founded in mid-7th century BC, when a group of Greek immigrants from Thera landed at the Gulf of Bomba, and stayed there for years, then, they moved to place of Cyrene, and then, founded it.[2] Depending on an old myth, Battus moved, by the advice of god, to Libya, landed on the Gulf of Timimi (the same Gulf of Bomba), and then moved westwards and founded Cyrene.[3]


  1. ^ Amraja M. el Khajkhaj, "Noumou al Mudon as Sagheera fi Libia", Dar as Saqia, Benghazi-2008, p.113.
  2. ^ Abdul Aziz Tareeh Sharaf, “Jughrafia Libia”, Munsh’at al Ma’aref, Alexandria, 1971, p. 256.
  3. ^ Salem Mohammed ez Zawam, “Mu’jam al Amakin al Jughrafiya fi Libia”, Dar wa Maktabat ash Sha’b, Misratah, 2005, p.92.