Al- Jaghbub

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Jaghbub, Al-


an oasis in the Libyan desert, near the Libyan and Egyptian border. Located in a hollow 15 m below sea level. Population, under 1,000.

Al-Jaghbub is a hub of caravan routes connecting the north of Libya with the north of Egypt. Date palms are cultivated. It is a religious center for the Sanusi Muslims.

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