Al- Jufrah

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Jufrah, Al-


a group of oases in Libya, at the northern foot of the Jabal al-Sawda, or Black Mountains. Population, about 12,000 (1964). Al-Jufrah is located at the junction of roads leading to the Mediterranean and to the Sahara. There are date palms, orchards, and vegetable gardens. The oases are also a center for trade.

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