Fezzan


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Fez·zan

 (fə-zăn′)
A region of southwest Libya. It was under Turkish control from the 16th century until 1912.

Fezzan

(fɛˈzɑːn)
n
(Placename) a region of SW Libya, in the Sahara: a former province (until 1963)

Fez•zan

(fɛzˈzɑn)

n.
a former province in SW Libya: a part of the Sahara with many oases. 220,000 sq. mi. (570,000 sq. km).
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Richardson, Barth, and Overweg, jealously anxious to push their investigations farther, arrived at Tunis and Tripoli, like their predecessors, and got as far as Mourzouk, the capital of Fezzan.
Fezzan is Libya's soft underbelly bordering northern Sudan, Chad, Niger, south western Egypt and southern eastern Algeria.
Yyldyz's Qatari visit came after he met with Libyan officials on Sunday over expanding gas imports from the war-torn country, telling the press that Turkey's stake in Libya's Fezzan fields includes "exploration and production efforts, but it isn't enough.
Not only was it the first republic in the Arab world, it drew together all sections of the country's society at the time -- tribal leaders, the urban elites and representatives of the former provinces of Fezzan and Cyrenaica as well as Tripolitania all three of which Turkey had ceded to Italy in 1912.
Pro-Gaddafi fighters may resort to hit-and-run guerilla attacks against Libyan politicians, foreign workers and oil installations in the remote southwestern Fezzan district if they are driven from their last bastions, risk consultants say.
Wadi Teshuinat palaeoenvironment and prehistory in south-western Fezzan (Libyan Sahara).
100-101 observes that Apuleius says nothing of Oea as the terminus of a caravan route bringing precious commodities from central Africa across the Fezzan and the country of the Garamantes, as a port full of traders, or as a town whose hinterland was heavily devoted to oil production.
The new nation's king was chosen for his leadership of the Sanusiyah religious movement that had, from the beginning, provided the only persistent opposition to the Italians and, during the war, against German forces in Cyrenaica, but who had little ability or interest in governing Tripolitania or the Fezzan.
Their migration to and subsequent role in Kanem shed light on the relation between the Fezzan and the Kanem-Bornu.
With independence, which followed World War II, Libya was divided into three regions -- Cyrenaica in the east, Fezzan in the southwest and Tripolitania in the north.
After federalists in early March 2012 revealed plans for an autonomous federal province in Cyrenaica, the NTC announced that the constitutional committee would consist of 20 members each from Cyrenaica, Fezzan and Tripolitania, instead of being based on the population in those three regions.