Darnah


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Darnah

 

(also Derna), a town in Libya and administrative center of the muhafazat of Darnah. Population, 24,400 (1967).

Darnah is a port on the Mediterranean Sea. It is the commercial center of an agricultural region (citrus and other fruits). There is cement, flour, and soap production, as well as artistic metalwork. In addition, Darnah is a winter resort.

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