Al Kufrah Destrict

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Kufra (الكفرة)
Destrict
Kintra Banner o Libie Libie
Capital Al Jawf
Area 483,510 km2 (186,684 sq mi) [1]
Population 50,104 (2006) [2]
Density 0 / km2 (0 / sq mi)
Map o Libie wi Kufra destrict heichlichtit

Al Kufrah (Arabic: الكفرةAl Kufra), an aa spelled Cufra, is the lairgest destrict o Libie. Its caipital is Al Jawf, ane o the oases in Kufra basin. [3] There is a vera lairge oil refinery near the caipital. In the late 15t century, Leo Africanus reportit an oasis in the land o the Berdoa, visitit bi a caravan comin frae Awjila. It is possible that this oasis wis identical wi either the Al Jawf or the Taiserbo oasis, an on early modren maps, the Al Kufra region wis aften labelled as Berdoa based on this report. The name Kufra itself is a derivation frae kafir, the Arabic term for non-Muslims.[4] Al Kufra did no faw unner the dominion o either the Arabs or the Ottomans an wis colonized bi Arabized Berber tribe o the Zuwayya anerlie in the mid 19t century, an eventually bi the Italians bi the 1930s.

Al Kufrah's location in Libie's sootheast places it on the kintra's border wi Egyp, Sudan (unlike ony ither Libian destrict), an Chad. It borders the follaein regions o these kintras:

Domestically, it borders the follaein destricts:

Afore 2007, Al Kufrah Destrict wis lairger, includin a strip o desert in the north that haes been moved tae the Al Wahat Destrict.

Oases[eedit | eedit soorce]

Besides the main Oasis group o the Kufra basin, fower mair oases belang tae the region, which lie northwast o Kufra basin: Rabyānah, Buzaymah, Wadi Zighen and Tāzirbū.[5] The oasis-valleys o Jabal Arkanu an Jabal Al-Uwaynat lie sootheast o the basin. [5]

Sources[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Bertarelli, L.V. (1929). Guida d'Italia, Vol. XVII (in Italian). Milano: Consociazione Turistica Italiana. 

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Before 2007 administrative reorganization
  2. "Districts of libya". statoids.com. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  3. Francesca Di Piazza (2005). Libya in Pictures. Twenty-First Century Books. ISBN 0-8225-2549-6. 
  4. Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs, Reise von Tripolis nach der Oase Kufra (1881).[1]
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bertarelli (1929), p. 515.

Coordinates: 24°N 23°E / 24°N 23°E / 24; 23