Wadi Al Shatii Destrict

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Wadi Al Shatii (وادي الشاطئ)
Destrict
Kintra Banner o Libie Libie
Capital Brak
Area 97,160 km2 (37,514 sq mi) [1]
Population 78,532 (2006) [2]
Density 1 / km2 (3 / sq mi)
Map o Libie wi Wadi Al Shatii destrict heichlichtit

Wadi Al Shatii (Arabic: وادي الشاطئWādī aš Šāṭi' ), sometimes referred tae as Ash Shati (Arabic: الشاطئAš Šāṭi' ), is ane o the destricts o Libie in the central-wast pairt o the kintra. Its caipital is Brak.[2] The aurie is maistly desert.

Tae the wast, Wadi Ash Shatii borders the Illizi Province o Algerie. Efter the 2007 admeenistrative reorganization o destricts, it borders on the follaein destricts:

Wadi Al Shatii District is named efter the depression (umwhile lakebed) o the same name, Wadi ash-Shati'. The depression extends east frae the toun o Umm al-'Abid tae the toun o Wanzarik on the wast, a distance o aboot 87 miles (140 km).

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The same destrict atween 2001 an 2007.

In 1943, vera lairge, but law grade, sedimentary iron-ore deposits wur discovered in the Wadi ash-Shatii Destrict near Brak.[3][4] Economically, it is anerlie suitable for strip minin. There are an aa potential economic manganese deposits in the same aurie. The manganese occurs in lens or veinlets (up tae 23% Mg) in the sandstanes associatit wi the iron ore.[4] Millet is the primary agricultural export frae the valley.

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  1. before 2007 administrative reorganization
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Districts of Libya". statoids.com. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  3. Mobbs, Philip M.(2000) "The Mineral Industry of Libya" U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook — 2000 United States Geological Survey
  4. 4.0 4.1 Goudarzi, Gus H., (1970) Geology and Mineral Resources of Libya — A Reconnaissance U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 660, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., pp. 2, 57, 63-69, OCLC 88823

Coordinates: 28°N 13°E / 28°N 13°E / 28; 13