Kabaw

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Kabaw
كاباو
Kabao, Cabao
Town
Near Kabaw
Near Kabaw
Kabaw is located in Libya
Kabaw
Kabaw
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 31°50′40″N 11°20′23″E / 31.84444°N 11.33972°E / 31.84444; 11.33972Coordinates: 31°50′40″N 11°20′23″E / 31.84444°N 11.33972°E / 31.84444; 11.33972
Country  Libya
Region Tripolitania
District Nalut
Elevation 2,112 ft (643 m)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Kabaw, Kabao[1] or Cabao[2] (Arabic: كاباو‎‎) is a town in the Nalut District in northwestern Libya. It lies just 9 kilometres (6 mi) off the GharyanNalut road and about 70 kilometres (43 mi) west of Jadu,[3] on the northern edge of the Tripolitanian Plateau in the Nafusa Mountains.

History[edit]

Historically, Kabaw was a Berber town in the Ghadames administrative area. After World War II, it was occupied by the French military and governed from Tunisia.[4] It was returned to Libyan control in 1951.

Attractions[edit]

Kabaw is home to the ghurfas or "Ksar Kabaw" a Berber hilltop village-fort, now abandoned.[3] The ghurfas is built mainly of rock, gypsum and adobe, with doors made of palm wood.[3]

The Spring Qsar Festival is held in April almost every year.[3][5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Kabao: Libya " National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency data from Information Technology Associates (ITA)
  2. ^ Cabao (Variant) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. ^ a b c d Ham, Anthony (2007) "Kabaw" Libya (second edition) Lonely Planet, Footscray, Victoria, Australia, page 162, ISBN 978-1-74059-493-6
  4. ^ Crowder, Michael (1984) The Cambridge history of Africa: volume 8, From c. 1940 to c. 1975 Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, page 536, ISBN 0-521-22409-8
  5. ^ Battersby, Vanessa; Vladisavljevic, Branislava and Kamimura, Yukiyoshi (2007) "Qasr Festival (Kabaw, Libya)" Lonely Planet Middle East Phrasebook Lonely Planet, Footscray, Victoria, Australia, page 245, ISBN 978-1-86450-261-9

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