Zawiya District

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Zawiya (الزاوية)
Country  Libya
Capital Zawiya
Area 2,890 km2 (1,116 sq mi) [1]
Population 290,993 (2006) [2]
Density 101/km2 (262/sq mi)
Map of Libya with Zawiya district highlighted

Zawiya (Arabic: مدينة الزاوية‎‎ Az Zāwiya) is one of the districts of Libya. It is located in the north western part of the country, in what had been the historical region of Tripolitania.

Its capital is also named Zawiya. Since the 2007 reorganization of Libyan districts, the former district of Sabratha Wa Surman has been part of Zawiya District.[3]

In the north, Zawiya has a shoreline bordering the Mediterranean Sea. On land, it borders the following districts:

Pre-2007 extent of Zawiya District


  1. ^ resulting from the sum of former Zawiya and Sabratha wa Surman Districts area
  2. ^ "Districts of libya". Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  3. ^ شعبيات الجماهيرية العظمى – Sha'biyat of Great Jamahiriya Archived December 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., accessed 21 June 2009, in Arabic

Coordinates: 32°45′N 12°43′E / 32.750°N 12.717°E / 32.750; 12.717