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 (sĭr′ə-nā′ĭ-kə, sī′rə-)
An ancient region of northeast Libya bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. It was colonized by the Greeks in the seventh century bc and became a Roman province in the first century bc.
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(ˌsaɪrəˈneɪɪkə; ˌsɪrə-) or


(Placename) a region and former province (1951–63) of E Libya: largely desert; settled by the Greeks in about 630 bc; ruled successively by the Egyptians, Romans, Arabs, Turks, and Italians. Area: 855 370 sq km (330 258 sq miles)
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or Cir•e•na•i•ca

(ˌsɪr əˈneɪ ɪ kə, ˌsaɪ rə-)

1. an ancient district in N Africa.
2. the E part of Libya.
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It was split into two provinces: Libya Superior including Pentapolis, and Libya Inferior. Both belonged to the Diocese of the Orient, with its capital at Antioch in Syria, and from 370 AD to the Diocese of Egypt.