Shahhat

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Shahat
شحات
Town
Shahat is located in Libya
Shahat
Shahat
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 32°49′40″N 21°51′44″E / 32.82778°N 21.86222°E / 32.82778; 21.86222Coordinates: 32°49′40″N 21°51′44″E / 32.82778°N 21.86222°E / 32.82778; 21.86222
Country  Libya
Region Cyrenaica
District Jabal al Akhdar
Elevation[1] 1,683 ft (513 m)
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 43,376
Time zone UTC +2

Shahhat (Arabic: شحات‎) is a town in the District of Jabal al Akhdar in north-eastern Libya.[2] Cyrene was located in the same area in ancient times. It is located 24 kilometres (15 mi) east of Bayda.

Shahhat is linked with Derna by two roads, the inner one running through Al Qubah is part of the Libyan Coastal Highway and the coastal one running through Susa and Ras al Helal.

During the Libyan Civil War, the city was one of the first to fall under rebel control.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wolfram Alpha
  2. ^ Maplandia world gazetteer
  3. ^ http://blogs.aljazeera.net/africa/2011/02/23/live-blog-libya-feb-24#

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