Misrata Governorate

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Location of Misratah Governorate (1963-1983) within Libya

Misrata Governorate or Misratah Governorate was one of the governorates (muhafazah) of Libya from 1963 to 1983. Its capital was the town of Misrata.[1]

The governorate's population was 145,894 in 1964 and had risen to 156,980 by 1972.[2]


  1. ^ Fisher, Morris (1985) Provinces and provincial capitals of the world (2nd edition) Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, New Jersey, page 88, ISBN 0-8108-1758-6
  2. ^ United States, Department of the Army (1973) "Table 1. Distribution of the Population of Libya, by Governorates 1964 and 1972" Libya (Department of the Army pamphlet 550) Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. page 60

Coordinates: 30°27′N 17°05′E / 30.450°N 17.083°E / 30.450; 17.083