Al- Marj

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Marj, Al-


(Italian, Barca), a city in Libya. Population, 10,600 (1964). A highway junction, al-Marj is the center of an agricultural region known for the cultivation of oiive trees and grains and for the raising of livestock. It has a food-processing industry that manufactures olive oil, flour, macaroni, and meat products. The city was founded in the sixth century B.C.

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