Jalu

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This article is about the Libyan town. For the oasis, see Jalo oasis. For the village in Pakistan, see Jaloo, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Jalu
جالو
Town
Jalu is located in Libya
Jalu
Jalu
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 29°01′42″N 21°32′12″E / 29.02833°N 21.53667°E / 29.02833; 21.53667
Country  Libya
Region Cyrenaica
District Al Wahat
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,963
  [1]
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Jalu, Jaloo, or Gialo (Arabic: جالو‎‎) is a town in the Al Wahat District in northeastern Libya in the Jalo oasis. From 2001 to 2007 it was part of Ajdabiya District.[2] Formerly (1983-1987) it was the administrative seat of Jalu District (baladiyah).

The city is located in an oasis in the Libyan desert about 250 kilometers from the Gulf of Sidra. The Awjila Oasis lies about 30 km north-west of Jalu.

The main economic activities in the area are agriculture and many work for companies in the oil sector. The main crops for cultivation are date palms in the oasis, tomatoes and cereals.

Jalu was a subject of the Cyrenaican desert campaign during the Libyan Civil War.

Notable people[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-01-05. 
  2. ^ Maplandia world gazetteer

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Coordinates: 29°01′42″N 21°32′12″E / 29.0284°N 21.5366°E / 29.0284; 21.5366