Sirte

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Sirte
سرت
Mathābah al-Madīnah, Assembly building, in Sirte
Mathābah al-Madīnah, Assembly building, in Sirte
Sirte is located in Libya
Sirte
Sirte
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 31°12′19.13″N 16°35′20.17″E / 31.2053139°N 16.5889361°E / 31.2053139; 16.5889361Coordinates: 31°12′19.13″N 16°35′20.17″E / 31.2053139°N 16.5889361°E / 31.2053139; 16.5889361
CountryLibya
RegionTripolitania
DistrictSirte
Elevation
28 m (92 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total75,358
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.

Muammar al-Gaddafi, former leader of Libya, was born there. Gaddafi was killed there by rebel forces on 20 October 2011.

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