Tarabulus Governorate

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Location of Tarabulus Governorate (1963-1983) within Libya

Tarabulus Governorate was one of the governorates (muhafazah) of Libya from 1963 to 1983. It was also known as Tripoli Governorate[1] because it contained the city of Tripoli, which was also its administrative capital.[2] Tarabulus was an older name for Tripoli, and was sometimes applied to the entire province of Tripolitania.

The governorate's population was 379,925 in 1964 and had risen to 544,842 by 1972.[3] Although Tarabulus Governorate constituted less than 1% of the land area in Libya, more than 25% of the population lived there, with a density about five times greater than the mean of the other governorates.[4]

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  1. ^ Zahran, M. A. (2010) Climate - Vegetation:: Afro-Asian Mediterranean and Red Sea Coastal Lands Springer Verlag, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, page 40, ISBN 978-90-481-8594-8
  2. ^ Fisher, Morris (1985) Provinces and provincial capitals of the world (second edition) Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, New Jersey, page 88, ISBN 0-8108-1758-6
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ United States, Department of the Army (1973) Libya (Department of the Army pamphlet) Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. page 60

Coordinates: 32°31′N 12°54′E / 32.517°N 12.900°E / 32.517; 12.900