Marj District

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Marj (المرج)
Country  Libya
Capital Marj
Area 10,000 km2 (3,861 sq mi) [1]
Population 185,848 (2006) [2]
Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Map of Libya with Marj district highlighted

Marj (Arabic: المرج‎‎ Al Marǧ, English: The Meadows) is an administrative division (shabiyah or district) of northeastern Libya, lying on the Mediterranean Sea coast. Its administrative seat is the city of Marj, which was formerly known as Barca. Marj is situated on the Cyrenaica Plateau at the western edge of the Jebel Akhdar. In the 2007 administrative reorganization part of the territory formerly in Al Hizam al Akhdar District was transferred to Al Marj.[3]

In the north, Marj has a shoreline on the Mediterranean Sea.

Adjacent districts[edit]

On land, it borders the following districts:

Pre-2007 extent of the Marj District.


  1. ^ before 2007 administrative reorganization
  2. ^ "Districts of libya". Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "شعبيات الجماهيرية العظمى" – "Sha'biyat of Great Jamahiriya", Website of the General People's Committee of Libya, accessed 5 September 2009, in Arabic

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Coordinates: 32°30′N 20°50′E / 32.500°N 20.833°E / 32.500; 20.833