Colonnata Street

The city of Homs, is considered one of the largest in Libya, in the region of Tripolitana. It is a port city located to the East of this country and close to the National Park of Jebal Nafusah. This considered one of the most important port cities of Libya, being capital of to Murgub, on the territory of the region of Tripoli, to just 100 KM.de her in this direction, and close to the renowned National Park of Jebal Nafusah. Even though Homs is the city of greater importance, Libya has a total of 25 municipalities, among which shares this given category along with the cities of Tobruk, Tripoli, Leptis magna, Derna, Berenice, Benghazi, Sebha, Misratah, Beida, Sabrahta, Marsa the brega. Today, estimated that it has a total approx. some 202,000 inhabitants, largely devoted to all kinds of activities directly related to the trade, ranging from the manufacture of SOAP, processing tuna and Esparto grass, through the refining of olive oil to export dates and esparto grass, element usable for the production of paper, ropes and shoes, among others. Deserves a special mention the fluctuating tourist activity, which found a great interest in learning sites as the city in ruins of Leptis Magna, which is walled ruins of what was the erected Roman city, and other so many buildings that they bear the same stamp.

As stated, it is important to note that this place was declared by UNESCO, in 1982, as a world heritage site, under the typology of archaeological and cultural site. It deserves to go in Leptis Magna which outside the amphitheater and was from his West side Stadium, market, theatre, the Byzantine port, the old forum, the Basilica of Severi, the Temple of the nymphs, the Colonnata Street and so many corners full of rich and unforgettable history. The city’s maritime nature, was in distant times, founded in the hands of the Turks, and more precisely taken under his power in a period dating back to the year 1553 to 1911. Already in 1870, the city of Homs ranks in importance thanks to the export of grasses or spartoi, an herb that flowed in North Africa and through its fibers, it was possible to produce paper.

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