It is located in the District of Jabal Al-Akhdar in north-eastern Libya, about 30 km northeast of Bayda. It stands by the ruins of Apollonia, Cyrenaica and contains the Apollonia Museum.
The city has a wonderful climate and charming nature. To the east of it, about 15 km there is a cave dating back to prehistoric times, where two Neanderthal skulls were found.
There is an archaeological site that is still under research and excavation, containing Greek, Roman and Byzantine antiquities