Al Marj Destination Guide
Delve into Al Marj in Libya!
Al Marj in the region of Al Marj with it's 85,315 residents is located in Libya - some 445 mi (or 717 km) East of Tripoli, the country's capital.
Current time in Al Marj is now 11:20 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Tripoli" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Tobruk, Farzughah, Darnah, Benghazi, Al Bayda or Chania. While being here, make sure to check out and Al Marj as well. We also found some pictures.
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Interesting facts about this location
Marj is an administrative division (shabiyah or district) of northeastern Libya, lying on the Mediterranean Sea coast. Its administrative seat is the city of Marj, which was formerly known as Barca. Marj is situated on the Cyrenaica Plateau at the western edge of the Jebel Akhdar. In the 2007 administrative reorganization part of the territory formerly in Al Hizam al Akhdar District was transferred to Al Marj. In the north, Marj has a shoreline on the Mediterranean Sea.
Located at 32.49, 20.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Barce (sometimes Barca) was an ancient Greek colony and later Roman, Byzantine, city in North Africa. It occupied the coastal area of what is modern day Libya. As a Greek city it was part of the Cyrenaican Pentapolis along with the city of Cyrene itself. According to most archeologists, it was situated at Marj, but according to Alexander Graham at Tolmeitha. The city's name, Arabized as Barqah, came to refer to the former state and province of Cyrenaica.
Located at 32.49, 20.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Ptolemais or Ptolemaida was one of the ancient capitals of Cyrenaica. It was probably named after Ptolemy III Euergetes. Its Latin name in Roman times was Tolmeta, from which the modern Libyan town of Tolmeitha (Arabic طلميثة) derives its name. The town was most probably founded in 7th or 6th century BC by settlers from Barka. Soon it became one of the founding city-states of the Pentapolis federation. In 331 BC the union was dissolved after all of its towns surrendered to Alexander the Great.
Located at 32.49, 20.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
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