Back to Historic Cities Main Page

| Historic Cities Main Page | Libya |

Banghazi / Bengasi

facts in brief

Part of Antonio Borg's map, ca. 1760
Part of Antonio Borg's map, ca. 1760

Facts in brief:

Modern city situated over Hellenistic & Roman towns; probably first settled from Cyrene; replaced by new city 3rd cen. BC, slightly to SW due to silting of lagoons; largely unoccupied 11-15th cen.; greatly expanded 1835-1911 during Turkish rule.

Courtesy of Getty Thesaurus of Geographic NamesTM (
Copyright 2000 The J. Paul Getty Trust. All rights reserved.

You are visitor no.