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Khoms, Libya

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Subject: Battle of the Misrata frontline, Khoms, Libya, Leptis Magna, Murqub District, Ali Ashour
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Khoms, Libya

Khums, Homs[1]
Leptis Magna to the east of Khoms
Leptis Magna to the east of Khoms
Khoms is located in Libya
Location in Libya
Country  Libya
Region Tripolitania
District Murqub
Elevation[2] 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2004)[2]
 • Total 201,943
Time zone UTC + 2
Area code(s) 31

Khoms or Al Khums (Arabic: الخمس ‎) is a city and port in Murqub District on the Mediterranean coast of Libya[3] with an estimated population of around 202,000.[2] The population at the 1984 census was 38,174.[4] Between 1983 and 1995 it was the administrative center of the Khoms District.


  • History 1
  • Transport 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The city has Phoenician and Roman roots and became the capital of the Roman province of Africa in the reign of Emperor Septimius Severus. Approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) to the east is the ancient Roman city of Leptis Magna.[5]


Khoms has a plant for making Concrete sleepers, one of two in Libya.

See also


  1. ^ Fisher, Morris (1985) Provinces and provincial capitals of the world (2nd edition) Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, New Jersey, page 88, ISBN 0-8108-1758-6
  2. ^ a b c Wolfram Alpha
  3. ^ Staff (1972) "Al Khums" Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary (3rd ed.) Merriam, Springfield, Mass., p. 33, OCLC 11616186
  4. ^ Al Khums Facts
  5. ^ Mathuisieulx, Vicomte de (1904) "An Expedition to Tripoli" Bulletin of the American Geographical Society 36(12): pp. 736–744, page 738

External links

  • MSN Map
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