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Location of Misrata Governorate (1963-1983) within Libya
Misrata Governorate (or Misurata Province before WW2) was one of the governorates (muhafazah) of Libya from 1963 to 1983. Its capital was the town of Misrata. Initially in the 1930s was called "Provincia di Misurata" of Italian Libya.
The governorate's population was 145,894 in 1964 and had risen to 156,980 by 1972.
Before WSW2 it was called Provincia di Misurata and had the same extension and capital. it was one of the four provinces of Italian Libya, that were created in 1937 as a "Metropolitan region" of the Kingdom of Italy.
- ^ Fisher, Morris (1985) Provinces and provincial capitals of the world (2nd edition) Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, New Jersey, page 88, ISBN 0-8108-1758-6
- ^ 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
Coordinates: 30°27?N 17°05?E / 30.450°N 17.083°E