Jabal al-Akhdar, Libya

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Eastern "green mountain" region.

An area of Libya in the hinterland of the eastern city of Benghazi, with mountains of nearly 3,300 feet (1,000 m). It is one of the few parts of Libya with relatively good rainfall (98118 in/yr; 250300 cm/yr) but with difficult terrain and soil conditions, characterized by grain cultivation with modest yields and livestock grazing.


Allan, J. A., ed. Libya since Independence: Economic and Political Development. New York: St. Martin's, 1982.

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