About Al Jabal al Akhdar

Jabal al Akhdar, also known as Jebel el-Akhdar, is one of the districts of Libya. It lies in the north east of the country. The capital is Bayda.

In its territory, close to the city of Shahhat, can be found the remains of the old Greek colony of Cyrene, and the neighbouring city of Apollonia, a major port in the Mediterranean Sea in antiquity.

In its southern part is the fertile upland area of Jebel Akhdar. North of this is a dry, sub-desert area between the uplands and the Mediterranean on its northern edge. On land, it borders the following districts:

*    Derna - east

*    Al Wahat - south

*    Marj - west