Monday, September 21, 2009

Ghadames, Libya

Libya-7, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Ghadames or Ghadamis is an oasis town in the west of Libya. It lies roughly 549 km in the southwest of Tripoli, near the borders with Algeria and Tunisia.
The oasis has a population of 7000 Tuareg Berbers. The old part of the town, which is surrounded by a wall, has been declared World Heritage of the UNESCO. Each of the seven clans that used to live in this part of the town had its own district, of which each had a public place where festivals could be held.


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