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Mauretania Cyrenaica
Cyrenaica
— Senatorial Province of The Roman Empire
Timeline: L'Uniona Homanus

OTL equivalent: Northern Libya
Cyrenaica II
Location of Mauretania Cyrenaica
Capital
(and largest city)
Cyrene (Shahhat)
Language
  official
 
Latin (Lingua Latina)
  others Greek (Lingua Grecciae)

Egyptian (Lingua Aegyptum) Cyrene (Lingua Cyrenaicum)

Religion
  main
 
Roman Polytheism
  others Egyptian Polytheism

Hellenic Polytheism

Ethnic groups
  main
 
Cyrene
  others Greeks, Italians, Mauretani, Aegyptians
Government Provincial Republic
  legislature Governor and Senate of Cyrenaica

A Short History of Cyrenaica

Cyrenaica was a North African Province of the Roman Empire. It had been part of the Empire since around the same time as Aegyptus. Cyrenaica was originally made up of two former provinces, one by the same name and the other known as Marmarica. Cyrenaica used to be controlled by the island of Crete but had recently become independently governed and Crete joined with their ethnically similar neighbor of Greccia. Cyrenaica was a center of trade and movement from other areas of Northern Africa into and out of Aegyptus especially. The full names of all of the North African Provinces, with the exception of Aegyptus, include the name Mauretania which was the name of North Africa. However, with the independent development of each of these Provinces they all have gained general recognition by their secondary names. Mauretania Proconsularis, commonly know as Mauretania, kept this name.

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