Al Khums District

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Al Khums or Khoms District (Arabic: الخمس ‎) was a district of Libya from 1983 to 1995. It lay in the northwest of the country, on the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital was Khoms.

It is notable for the ancient Roman city of Leptis Magna which is 120 km east of Tripoli along the coast. Leptis Magna prospered for 500 years, most intensely under the patronage of hometown boy, Emperor Septimius Severus aka "the Grim African". Al Murgub 1998 to present Al Khums 1983-1995

120 km east of Libya capital Tripoli Area code 053 Time zone UTC+2

Last statistic population 427.886


In 2007, construction of the new Libyan railways was proceeding in this area.


Walterbau of Germany is building a concrete sleeper plant.


Coordinates: 32°39′N 14°16′E / 32.650°N 14.267°E / 32.650; 14.267