Sirte

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Sirte

سرت
Mathābah al-Madīnah, Assembly building, in Sirte
Mathābah al-Madīnah, Assembly building, in Sirte
Country Libya
RegionTripolitania
DistrictSirte
Elevation
28 m (92 ft)
Population
(2010)
 • Total75,358
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+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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