Al Khums Governorate
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Al Khums Governorate

Location of Al Khums Governorate (1963-1983) within Libya

Al Khums Governorate or Homs Governorate[1] (Arabic: ‎) was one of the governorates (muhafazah) of Libya from 1963 to 1983.[2] Its capital was the town of Khoms.[3]

The governorate's population was 136,679 in 1964 and had risen to 184,079 by 1972.[4]


  1. ^ United States Department of State (1970) U.S. Department of State fact book of the countries of the world Crown Publishing, New York, page 404, OCLC 164829948
  2. ^ Metz, Helen Chapin (editor) (1988) Libya: a country study (Area handbook series) Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., pages 185, 190, OCLC 229421743; available electronically here
  3. ^ Fisher, Morris (1985) Provinces and provincial capitals of the world (2nd edition) Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, New Jersey, page 88, ISBN 0-8108-1758-6
  4. ^ 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

Coordinates: 31°10?N 14°30?E / 31.167°N 14.500°E / 31.167; 14.500

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