Sidra, Libya

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Sidra
السدرة
Town
Sidra is located in Libya
Sidra
Sidra
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 30°37′46″N 18°21′01″E / 30.62944°N 18.35028°E / 30.62944; 18.35028Coordinates: 30°37′46″N 18°21′01″E / 30.62944°N 18.35028°E / 30.62944; 18.35028
Country  Libya
Region Tripolitania
District Sirte
Elevation[1] 10 m (30 ft)
Population (1995)[2]
 • Total 9,186
Time zone UTC + 2

Sidra or Sidr (Arabic: السدر‎) is a port about 23 km west of Ra's Lanuf in Libya. It is Libya's largest oil depot, shipping about 447,000 barrels per day (71,100 m3/d),[3] and gives its name to the Gulf of Sidra. Sidra Airport is directly next to the port.

Libyan Civil War[edit]

During the Libyan Civil War, forces under the leadership of the National Transitional Council captured the port of Sidra at the beginning of March 2011. Pro-Gaddafi forces tried to retake the port from the anti-Gaddafi forces some days later.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marina: Ras Es Sider (Sirte, Baladiyat Surt)". Port Booker. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Amraja M. el Khajkhaj, "Noumou al Mudon as Sagheera fi Libia", Dar as Saqia, Benghazi-2008, p.111.
  3. ^ Javier Blas and David Blair (1 March 2011). "Oil groups seek Libyan rebels’ assurances". Financial Times.