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Natural Regions, Tripolitania

amra, Black Mountains, limestone hills, Jabal, Mediterranean Sea

In northern Tripolitania lies the Jefara Plain, a semiarid, sandy coastal plain along the Mediterranean Sea where the capital city of Tripoli is located. Several well-irrigated areas in the region serve as important agricultural resources. Farther south, limestone hills and mountains rise to a height of about 800 m (2,500 ft) and are dotted with patches of stunted Mediterranean bushes and shrubs. Rainfall is barely adequate for agriculture here; olives, figs, and barley are raised by dry-farming methods. To the south, the mountains descend to the red sandstone desert plateau of Al ?amra’, where desert nomads graze livestock in the northern part. The eastern end of this plateau merges into the Jabal as Sawda’ (Black Mountains).



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amra, Black Mountains, limestone hills, Jabal, Mediterranean Sea, shrubs, Rainfall, barley, figs, olives, agriculture, height, south, region, eastern end, Sawda

 
 

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