Deriana

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Deriana
دريانة
Town
Deriana is located in Libya
Deriana
Deriana
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 32°20′50″N 20°18′32″E / 32.34722°N 20.30889°E / 32.34722; 20.30889Coordinates: 32°20′50″N 20°18′32″E / 32.34722°N 20.30889°E / 32.34722; 20.30889
Country  Libya
District Benghazi
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 4,532
Time zone UTC + 2
Area code(s) 625

Deriana or Daryanah (Arabic: دريانة‎‎) is a town in the Benghazi District, of the Cyrenaica region in northeastern Libya. It is located 32 km (20 mi) east of Benghazi.

The town's name probably came from the ancient Roman city Hadrianopolis, also known as Hadriane, which was located near present-day Deriana.[2]

Hadrianopolis' ruins and archaeological site are near the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amraja M. el Khajkhaj, "Noumou al Mudon as Sagheera fi Libia", Dar as Saqia, Benghazi-2008, p. 121.
  2. ^ Libyan Planning Ministry, “Al Atlas al Watani lil Jamahiriya…”, Tripoli, 1978.