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Al Wahat (Arabic: الواحاتAl Wāḥāt, Inglis: The Oases), occasionally spelt Al Wahad or Al Wahah (Inglis: The Oasis) is ane o the destricts o Libie.[1][2] Its caipital an lairgest city is Ajdabiya.

Al Wahat (الواحات)
Destrict
Kintra  Libie
Capital Ajdabiya
Population 177,047 (2006) [1]
Shabiat Al Wahat since 2007.svg
Map o Libie wi Al Wahat destrict heichlichtit

HistoryEedit

Traditionally Al Wahat wis the wastren pairt o Cyrenaica. Wi the diveesion o Libie intae ten govrenorates in 1963, Al Wahat became pairt o the Misrata Govrenorate. In the 1973 reorganization it became pairt o Al Khalji Govrenorate.[3] In 1983 Al Khalji wis dividit intae a number o baladiyat (destricts), wi wha is nou Al Wahat being includit in the Ajdabiya baladiyah an the Jalu baladiyah. In the 1988 reorganization, Jalu wis subsumit athin Ajdabiya baladiyah.

The status o this aurie in the reorganization o 1995 which creatit thirteen destricts (shabiyat) is unclear; housomeivver, in the 1998 reorganization intae twinty-sax destricts, the name "Al-Wahad" appears as a destrict for the first time.[2] In 2001 the aurie wis dividit atween Al Wahat Destrict an Ajdabiya Destrict.[1] In 2007 the umwhile Al Wahat destrict (aurie:108,670 km2) wis enlairged tae include wha haed been the Ajdabiya District an pairt o Al Kufrah Destrict[4]. It nou haes essentially the bundaries that the baladiyah (destrict) o Ajdabiya did frae 1988 tae 1995.

BundariesEedit

Al Wahat haes a short border wi Egyp, an borders the follaein Libian destricts:

TounsEedit

The follaein major touns are locatit athin Al Wahat Destrict, as o 2007: Ajdabiya, Al Labbah, El Agheila, Jalu, an Sultan.

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Districts of libya". statoids.com. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Statesman's Yearbook 2006
  3. "Map of the ten governorates of Lybia", Area Handbook for Libya, United States Library of Congress
  4. شعبيات الجماهيرية العظمى – Sha'biyat of Great Jamahiriya, accessed 10 May 2009, in Arabic

Coordinates: 30°N 22°E / 30°N 22°E / 30; 22