Gharyan gäryän´ [key] or Garian gärēăn´ [key], town, NW Libya, connected by rail and highway with nearby Tripoli. Many of the inhabitants live in a centuries-old subterranean town. A modern settlement was built (20th cent.) above ground by the Italians as a garrison.
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