Sabha is built on a plain sand aurie next tae a picturesque Lake Gaberoun, surroondit bi palm trees wi dates, which haes made the ceety increasingly popular wi internaitional tourists. In addition tae traditional camel-ridin, hirin an drivin jeeps tae visit the surroondin auries haes become increasingly popular. Wi a relatively lairge population, an growin fast, Sabha's importance is due tae its being the air an road transport hub o the Fezzan, a military base, an the centre o a remarkable agricultural industry in the desert.
Sabha is famous for the Fort Elena castle, which is the castle featured on the reverse o the ten dinars banknote o Libie. Fort Elena wis previously kent as Fortezza Margherita, built durin the Italian colonial period. Currently the Italian-built fort is a military institution.
Seba Oasis, near Sabha, wis the test site o the OTRAG rockets, efter launchin wis nae langer possible in Shaba North in Zaire (nou Democratic Republic o Congo). In Seba Oasis on Mairch 1, 1981 an OTRAG rocket wi a maximum height o 50 km (31 mi) wis launched.
See an aa
- Francesca Davis DiPiazza (2006). Libya in Pictures. Twenty-First Century Books. ISBN 0822525496.
- Martin, B. G. (1984) "Ahmad Rasim Pasha and the Fazzan Slave Trade, 1881-1896" pp. 64-65 in Willis, John Ralph (ed.) (1984) Slaves and Slavery in Muslim Africa: The Servile Estate Cass, London, pp. 51-82, ISBN 0-7146-3201-5
- Vanderwalle, Dirk J. (1998). Libya Since Independence: oil and state-building. London: I B Tauris & Co Ltd. ISBN 1-86064-264-0.
- Griffiths, Katherine (2007) "Libya stalls on pledge to destroy stock of uranium" The Daily Telegraph 13 August 2007, p. 16
- Xinhua News Agency (2008) "Chinese win Libya rail bidding" International Herald Tribune 19 February 2008, Finance Section, p. 13