Al- Jawf

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Jawf, Al-


a settlement and oasis in southeastern Libya, part of the Kufra oasis group in the Libyan Desert. Population, approximately 4,000. It is a junction for caravan routes leading to the Mediterranean coast and the commercial transportation center of the Kufra oases. Grain and date palms are raised.

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