Al-Khums

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[2] with an estimated population of around 202,000.[1] The population at the 1984 census was 38,174.[3] Between 1983 and 1995 it was the administrative center of al-Khums District.

Al-Khums
الخمس
Khoms
"17 February Martyrs Monument" in Khums center
Al-Khums
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 32°38′59″N 14°15′52″E
Country Libya
RegionTripolitania
DistrictMurqub
Settled by Berbers and Phoeniciansaround 1000 BC (as Lpqy)
Government
  Governing bodyAl-Khums Municipal Council
  President of the Municipal CouncilKhalid Bennour
Elevation7 ft (2 m)
Population
 (2004)[1]
  Total201,943
Demonym(s)Khumsi
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
Area code(s)31
Websitehttp://khoms.gov.ly/