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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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Tightly Controlled and Supervised: GHAT is controlled directly by Gansu's provincial government.
A collection of images showing the construction of the Bhore Ghat railway is held by the IMechE archive.
GHAT first began displaying art at the Foresterhill site some 30 years ago.
Legal Status Midrange: GHAT is registered as a state-owned limited liability company under Chinese company law.
The Commissioner said that according to a survey more than 100 children were identified for Ghazi Ghat boat school.
Rangers arrested 17 suspects during operation in Usmanabad, Dhobi Ghat, Cheel Chowk, Chakiwara, Kalakot, Mahmoodabad and Ramswami areas.
An exhibition on Varanasi curated by the National Archives will be showcased at the Man Mandir ghat to the creation of Virtual Museum.
Some policemen accompanied by a few middle- rung forest department officials on Tuesday morning reportedly objected to sediment removal by heavy equipment at the ghat and forced those involved in the mission to leave the area.
The limb-tied bodies of two youth were recovered from Lyari River and Dhobi Ghat in the limit of Pak Colony Police Station.
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar 12 ( ANI ): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron enjoyed a boat ride on the banks of Ganga river at the renowned Assi Ghat here on Monday.
Earlier, the prime minister also offered prayer to the Ganga at the Assi ghat amid chanting of Vedic mantras by priests.
According to Media Reports, limb-tied bodies of two youth were recovered from Lyari River and Dhobi Ghat in the limit of Pak Colony Police Station.