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Bayda (El beida)

Bayda (El beida) is located in Libya
Bayda (El beida)
Bayda (El beida)
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 32°45′59″N 21°44′30″E / 32.76639°N 21.74167°E / 32.76639; 21.74167Coordinates: 32°45′59″N 21°44′30″E / 32.76639°N 21.74167°E / 32.76639; 21.74167
Kintra Libie
DestrictJabal al Akhdar
Settled • Balagrae (circa early 1st millennium BCE)
 • az-Zawiyya al-Bayda(in 1840)
 • Beda Littoria (in 1933)
 • Al-Bayda (Elbeida) (in 1950s)
Elevation623 m (2,044 ft)
 • Total250,000
Time zoneUTC+2

Al Bayda (Arabic: البيضاءAl Baiḍāʾ Aboot this soondAr-Al Bayda.ogg ), an aa spelt Al-Baidhah, El-Beda an Beida an kent as Beda Littoria unner Italian occupation, is a commercial an industrial ceety in Libie.[3][4]

Al Bayda's history stretches back tae Auncient Greece, when it wis kent as Balagrae. Ane o the greatest attractions in the ceety the day is the tomb o a famous companion o the Prophet Muhammad, Ruwaifi bin Thabit al-Ansari. For that reason, the ceety wis kent as Sidi Rafaa efter him. Efter the arrival o Sayyid Muhammad ibn Ali as-Senussi in the aurie in the 19t century, an the construction o a zawiya, the ceety wis renamed Az Zawiya Al Bayda.

The modren ceety wis built in the 1950s. It wis oreeginally intendit tae be the new capital o Libie, an maist o the necessary govrenment biggins wut constructit there. Eventually, the plan tae move the caipital frae Tripoli tae Al Bayda wis dropped.[5] Al Bayda is the admeenistrative seat for Al Jabal al Akhdar Destrict the day.

Twin touns an sister ceeties

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Bayda is twinned wi:


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  1. Al-Bayda ( Elbeida ) Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine lexicorient, 2011 Oct 17
  2. Fallingrain.com
  3. "Independent Media Center Australia". Archived frae the original on 18 Januar 2011. Retrieved 15 Mairch 2011.
  4. "Aljazeera.net - Al Jazeera News". Archived frae the original on 10 September 2010. Retrieved 15 Mairch 2011.
  5. - Book Africa briefing
  6. kocaeli Magazine (Turkish language)