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Benghazi
بنغازي
Ceety
Dountoun Benghazi
Benghazi is located in Libya
Benghazi
Benghazi
Location in Libie
Coordinates: 32°07′N 20°04′E / 32.117°N 20.067°E / 32.117; 20.067
Kintra Banner o Libie Libie
Region Cyrenaica
Destrict Benghazi
Settled as Euesperides (circa 525 BC)
Renamit  • Berenice (circa middle of 3rd century BC)
 • Hesperides[whit? clarification needit]
 • Barneeq (circa middle of 7th century AD)
 • Marsa ibn Ghazi (circa 16t century)
 • Bani Ghazi[whit? clarification needit]
 • Benghazi[whit? clarification needit]
Area
 •  60 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total over 650,000
Time zone UTC+2
Area code(s) 061

Benghazi /bɛnˈɡɑːzi/ (Arabic: بنغازي[3] Binġāzī, Libyan Arabic: [bənˈʁɑːzi] Aboot this soond audio , Italian: Bengasi; Turkis: Bingazi‎; an aa: Bengasi,[4] Benghasi,[5] Banghāzī,[6] Binghāzī,[7] Bengazi,[8] Berenice[9] and Hesperides[10]) is the seicont lairgest ceety in Libie. The wider metropolitan aurie (which includes the soothren touns o Gimeenis an Suluq) is an aa a destrict o Libie. The port ceety is locatit on the Mediterranean Sea.

Durin the Kinrick era o Libie's history, Benghazi enjoyed a sort o joint-caipital status (alangside Tripoli), possibly acause the Keeng uised tae reside in the nearbi ceety o Al Bayda' an the Senussis (ryal family) in general wur associatit wi Cyrenaica rather than Tripolitanie. Benghazi continues tae hauld institutions an organizations normally associatit wi a naitional caipital ceety. This creates a constant atmosphere o rivalry an sensitivities atween Benghazi an Tripoli an bi extension atween the twa regions (Cyrenaica an Tripolitanie). The population o the entire destrict wis 500,120 in 1995 (census) an haes increased tae 670,797 in the 2006 census.

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

There are 32 Mu'tamarat Sha'bia in the Destrict o Benghazi.
Benghazi destrict atween 2001 an 2007.
Benghazi destrict syne 2007.

Benghazi is ane o Libie's 22 shabiyahs (destricts). Benghazi shabiyah is dividit intae 32 Basic Fowkcongress admeenistrative diveesions, in which the responsibilities o the correspondin poleetical units o the same name faw. The offeecial 32 destricts o Benghazi are:


1 Al-Magroon
2 Al-Saahil al-Gharbi
3 Karkoora
4 Gimeenis
5 Suluq
6 Al-Khadhraa
7 Al-Nawagiya
8 Al-Magziha
9 Al-Keesh
10 Garyounis
11 Al-Fuwayhat


12 Al-Berka
13 Bu-Fakhra
14 Jarrutha
15 Al-Quwarsha
16 Bu Atni
17 Benina
18 Al-Kwayfiya
19 Sidi Khalifa
20 Al-Hawari
21 Al-Thawra al-Shabiyah
22 Shuhadaa al-Salawi


23 Madinat Benghazi
24 Sidi Hsayn
25 Al-Sabri
26 Sidi Abayd
27 Al-Salmani
28 Raas Abayda
29 Benghazi al-Jadida
30 Al-Uruba
31 Hay al-Mukhtar
32 Al-Hadaa'iq

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Wolfram Alpha
  2. [1]. Der Spiegel. 23 August 2011
  3. "بنغازي: Libya". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  4. "Bengasi: Libya". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  5. "Benghasi: Libya". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  6. "Banghāzī: Libya". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  7. "Binghāzī: Libya". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  8. "Bengazi: Libya". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  9. "Berenice: Libya". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  10. "Hesperides: Libya". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2011-02-27.