Misratah

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Misratah

(mĭsrä`tä) or

Misurata

(mēzo͞orä`tä), city (1984 pop. 131,031), NW Libya, located in an oasis. A seaport on the Mediterranean Sea, the city exports dates and grain and is noted for its handwoven carpets, pottery, and textiles. Misratah was known to the Romans as Tubartis. The Italians built its port in the 20th cent. The city was the scene of fierce fighting in 2011 during the uprising against Qaddafi's rule.

Misratah

 

a city in northwestern Libya, administrative center of Misratah Province. Population, approximately 70,000. The major port of Misratah Marina is located 10 km from the city. Linked by highways to coastal and inland population centers, Misratah is an important transshipment point, as well as a center for handicraft and food production. 16–989–3]

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