The name of this region, which is located in the northeast of Libya, originates from the ancient city Cyrene. It expands itís almost three-quarter of million sqare meters acreage from the coastal Sirte to the boarders of Egypt. Especially the Greek had great influence on this place, since their landings emerged as colonies and finally as cities (e.g. Appollonia, Ptolemais, Ptolemais and Tokrah), of which Cyrene was the most important. About one hundred years before Christ the Romans replaced the Greek and availed this part of present-day Libya of province.