Sirte

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Sirte
سرت
Mathābah al-Madīnah, Assembly building, in Sirte
Mathābah al-Madīnah, Assembly building, in Sirte
Country  Libya
Region Tripolitania
District Sirte
Elevation 28 m (92 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 75,358
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Time zone UTC+02:00

Sirte (also spelled Sirt, Surt, Sert or Syrte, pronounced /ˈsɜrt/; Arabic: سرت; from Ancient Greek: Σύρτις) is a city in Libya. It is on the south coast of the Gulf of Sidra.

The city was the final major stronghold of Gaddafi loyalists in the Libyan civil war. Gaddafi was killed there by rebel forces on 20 October 2011.

It is birthplace of Muammar al-Gaddafi, former leader of Libya.

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