Murzuq District

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Murzuq (مرزق)
Country  Libya
Capital Murzuk
Area 349,790 km2 (135,055 sq mi) [1]
Population 78,621 (2006) [2]
Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Map of Libya with Murzuq district highlighted

Murzuq (Arabic: مرزق‎‎ Murzuq) is one of the districts of Libya. It is in the south of the country. Its capital is Murzuk. The city was occupied by the Ottoman Empire in 1578 and served as the capital of Fezzan off and on until the Ottomans ceded Libya to Italy in 1912. It was not occupied by the Italians until 1914.


To the southeast, Murzuq borders the Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region of Chad, and to the southwest it borders the Agadez Department of Niger. The border crossing to Niger is at Tumu. Domestically, it borders the following districts:

The border between Murzuq and Jufra districts was modified after 2007 administrative reorganization of Libyan Districts.

Pre-2007 extent of Murzuq District


Among the towns in Murzuq District are:

  • Qatrun, an oasis and crossroads town
  • Al `Uwaynat (Sardalis), an oasis and crossroads town
  • Al Wigh, an oasis
  • Murzuk, administrative center
  • Qawat, an oasis and crossroad town
  • Tajarhi, an oasis and crossroads town


  1. ^ before 2007 administrative reorganization
  2. ^ "Districts of Libya". Retrieved 27 October 2009. 

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Coordinates: 25°54′N 13°54′E / 25.900°N 13.900°E / 25.900; 13.900