Umm al Ḩamām, Libya – Geography Series

This post is part of the Geography Series (11th post).

Umm al Ḩamām is a place in Libya (Africa), in the Baladiyat Murzuq state. It is pretty isolated, and the approximate population living nearby (in the surrounding 7 km radius area) is under 30! It is placed to the north of Sahara region at an altitude of about 500m.

Murzuq, about 13 km to the east of Umm al Ḩamām is the nearmost town. This town was called the "Paris of the Sahara" as this Wikipedia article mentions. And as explained here, "Murzuq was a couple of centuries ago the capital of a fairly extensive sultanate, covering much of Fezzan".


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My passion is software development, but I also like physics.
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