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(both: gät), walled town, SW Libya, in an oasis in the Sahara, near the Algerian border. It formerly was an important caravan center. Ghat was captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1875, by the Italians in 1930, and by the French in 1943, during World War II.



an oasis and city in southwestern Libya, Ubari District. Located near the border with the Algerian Sahara at the eastern base of the Tassili N’Ajjer Plateau. Population, approximately 8,000.

Ghat is an administrative and trade center and a junction of caravan routes from Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria to the central Sahara and Niger. Cereals, vegetables, and date palms are cultivated. Sheep and camels are raised. Handicrafts produced are rugs, leather products, baskets, and embossed metal objects. Soda is extracted in the vicinity of Ghat.


in India
1. a mountain pass or mountain range
2. a place of cremation
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Land areas in restricted zones, such as within 60 feet (18 meters) of a ghaut or above the 1,000-foot (300-meter) contour, then were removed from the layers.
The prince leads a small rescue team to the site of the crash - appropriately named Soldier's Ghaut.
sits in Her Majesty's Prison at Balsam Ghaut as his friends try to raise money to pay his $45,000 fine.
Golden Rock, up in the hills on the edge of the rainforest, has a collection of pastels by the famous painter, the late Dame Eva Wilkin who had her studio at Clay Ghaut in Gingerland.
The deeper canyon, below town center, half-shrouded by thickets, coppice & natural contours of hillside, is RUNAWAY GHAUT.