The Mountain Town of Yefren

The Mountain Town of Yefren

June 03, 2021 - 22:07
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Written By: LibyaMohammed

It is located at the top of the Nafusa Mountains in western Libya, in the Jabal Al-Gharbi District, 130 km south of Tripoli, and most of its inhabitants are Amazigh.  
It is considered one of the most important cities in the Nafusa Mountains, as it is the largest city in the Mountains. 
It was the headquarters of the mujahideen against the Italians, as the mujahid, Suleiman Al-Baroni, took it as his headquarters and took it as the capital of the first independent government in 1912.

Origin of the Name

It is an Amazigh word whose origin is “Ifrane”, and its meaning is “the caves.” This may be due to the large number of caves in the area.

City Tourism 

There is a Tourist Hotel in a good location. Also, there are several cafes, restaurants, and archaeological and natural places that are worth a visit, such as the Damoos Houses, Roman ruins (the Safit Kasbah), the ancient village of Tarbast, the Majer Palace in Taghma, the ancient village of Qusayr and the ancient mosques. In addition to the ancient archaeological city of Umm Al-Jarsan, most of which is located underground and was built more than 200 years ago.

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