Al-Khums or Khoms (Arabic: الخمس) is a city, port and the de jure capital of the Murqub District on the Mediterranean coast of Libya with an estimated population of around 202,000. The population at the 1984 census was 38,174. Between 1983 and 1995 it was the administrative center of al-Khums District.
|Settled by Berbers and Phoenicians||around 1000 BC (as Lpqy)|
|• Governing body||Al-Khums Municipal Council|
|• President of the Municipal Council||Khalid Bennour|
|Elevation||7 ft (2 m)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|