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This article is about the mountains. For the language see Nafusi language.

Nafusa Mountains, Eljabel Elgharbi (Arabic: الجبل الغربي‎ = Western Mountain, Berber: Adrar n Infusen) is a region in western Libya where the majority of the country's Berbers are concentrated. The mountains stretch across two districts: Al Jabal al Gharbi District (formerly Gharyan District and Yafran District) and Nalut District.

The mountains towns include: Gharyan, Yifrin, Kabaw, Nalut, and Jadu.

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Geography

The Nafusa mountains lie on the boundary between the Libyan coastal plain, known as the Jefara, to the north, and the Tripolitanian Plateau to the south. The beds (strata) of the Tripolitanian Plateau slope downwards to the south and tilt upwards towards the north creating the highest portion of the plateau as the Nafusa mountains which rise to over 750 meters.[1][2][3] The plateau ends abruptly on the north with an escarpment which has up to 350 meters of topographic prominence. A series of deep valleys which drain north toward the Jefara cut into this escarpment.[3]

Economy

The mountain villages raise primarily goats, olives and grain, but also have fig and apricot orchards.

Notes

  1. ^ Asketell, J. M. and Ghellali, S. M. (1991) "A palaeogeologic map of the pre-Tertiary surface in the region of the Jifarah Plain: its implication to the structural history of Northern Libya" in Salime, M. J. et al. (ed.) (1991) The geology of Libya. Volume IV-VII : Third Symposium on the Geology of Libya, held at Tripoli, September 27-30, 1987 Elsivier, Amsterdam, volume VI, pp. 2381-2406, ISBN 0-444-88844-6
  2. ^ El-Zouki, Ashour V. (1980) "Stratigraphy and lithofacies of the continental clastic (Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous) of Jabal Nafusah, NW Libya" in Salem, M. J. and Busrewil, M. T. (ed.) (1980) The Geology of Libya: Symposium on the Geology of Libya (2nd : 1978 : Tripoli, Libya) Academic Press, New York, volume II, pp. 394-418, ISBN 0-12-615501-1
  3. ^ a b Megerisi, Mohamed and Mamgain, V. D. (1980) "The Upper Cretaceous-Tertiary formations of northern Libya" in Salem, M. J. and Busrewil, M. T. (ed.) (1980) The Geology of Libya: Symposium on the Geology of Libya (2nd : 1978 : Tripoli, Libya) Academic Press, New York, volume I, pp. 67-72, ISBN 0-12-615501-1

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Coordinates: 31°51′54″N 11°47′36″E / 31.8649°N 11.7933°E / 31.8649; 11.7933

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