Fezzan

Fezzan ( /fɛˈzɑːn/; Arabic: فزان‎ Fizzān, Berber: Fezzan, Turkish: Fizan, Latin: Phasania) is a south western region of modern Libya. It is largely desert but broken by mountains, uplands, and dry river valleys (wadis) in the north, where oases enable ancient towns and villages to survive deep in the otherwise inhospitable Sahara.

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Kingdom Of Libya - Subdivisions - 1963 Reorganisation
... Khums, formerly part of Tripolitania Awbari, formerly part of Fezzan Az Zawiyah, formerly part of Tripolitania Benghazi, formerly part of Cyrenaica Darnah, formerly part of Cyrenaica Gharian, formerly ...
Libyan Resistance Movement - Anecdote
... tribe crushed an Italian garrison in the south of Fezzan, near the border with Chad, which is implausible, since the tribe were in fact operating on the Tripolitania/Fezzan border throughout the war ... The Fezzan was occupied by the Free French in 1943 ...
Fizan - History
... From the 5th century BCE to the 5th century CE, Fezzan was home to the Garamantian Empire, a state which operated the Trans-Saharan trade routes successively between Carthage and the Roman Empire in ... Paulinus reached Fezzan and went further south ... For two–three centuries after this invasion, Fezzan, as part of the Garamantes State, was a client state of the Roman Empire and benefited from Roman civilization ...
Fezzan - Population
... up some 30% of the land area of Libya, the Fezzan supports little of its population ... Fezzan's population has grown rapidly since the mid 20th century along with the overall growth in Libya's population, and the province's share of the national population has increased ...
Subdivisions Of Libya - History
... ("Vilayets") of the Ottoman Empire Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica ... regions (Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and Fezzan/"Territorio Sahara") ... Tripolitania in the northwest, Cyrenaica in the east, and Fezzan-Ghadames in the southwest ...