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Al Jabal Al Gharbi Governorate
Location of Al Jebal al Gharbi Governorate (1963-1983) within Libya
In 1970 the governorate was renamed Gharian Governorate (Gharyan Governorate), but the boundaries remained unchanged. The governorate's population was 180,883 in 1964 and had risen to 245,018 by 1972.
^Metz, Helen Chapin (editor) (1988) Libya: a country study (Area handbook series) Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., pages 185, 190, OCLC229421743; available electronically here
^Fisher, Morris (1985) Provinces and provincial capitals of the world (second edition) Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, New jersey, page 88, ISBN0-8108-1758-6
^United States, Department of the Army (1973) "Table 1. Distribution of the Population of Libya, by Governorates 1964 and 1972" Libya (Department of the Army pamphlet 550) Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. page 60