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Houn (Arabic: هونHūn) is an oasis toun in the northren Fezzan region o soothwast Libie. The toun is the caipital o the Al Jufrah Destrict.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Houn is aboot haufway atween Sabha an the Mediterranean coast in the Sahara desert. The modren ceety o Houn is 150 years auld.

The natural landscape aroond Houn mainly consists o black basalt muntains, wi extensive sand dunes, an date palm trees - Phoenix dactylifera groves indicatin oases.

Veelages o Waddan an Socna are the nearest settlements. There is a ruined ksar an several mosques in the veelage o Waddan. Aw three touns are oases characterized bi the abundance o natural springs an date palm trees.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

There are public buses tae the ceeties o Sirt an Sabha. There is an' a' a military airport locatit atween Houn an Waddan.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The oreeginal toun, named Miskan an aroond 500 years auld, is locatit 4 km. sootheast o the modren toun. There are ongoin archaeological excavations at the site.

Italian Libie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Durin the colonial Italian Libie period, Houn wis the admeenistrative caipital o the Italian Fezzan region, cried Territorio del Sahara Libico. Houn wis the Italian military center o soothren Italian Libie, an wis no pairt o the naitional Fowert Shore territory o the Kinrick o Italy as Italian Tripolitanie an Italian Cyrenaica wur.

A sma Libie Italian community o 1,156 fowk lived in Houn, which wis cried Homs in the colonial years. In the 1939 census they wur 3% o the total population o 35,316 in the ceety. They disappeared frae Houn efter Italy's loss o Libie in Warld War II. An important Libie Italian born in Houn wis the internaitionally renouned painter Mario Schifano (1934-1998), .

In the 1930s the Italian govrenment made some important improvements tae the sma toun, includin a connection tae the coast via the new Fezzan Road.

Features[eedit | eedit soorce]

The "International Autumn Tourism Festival", is an annual festival uisually held at the end o September.

Accommodations

There is ane hotel an ane hostel in Houn.

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Coordinates: 29°07′16″N 15°56′25″E / 29.12111°N 15.94028°E / 29.12111; 15.94028Template:Al Jufrah