Waddan, Libya

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Waddan
ودان
waddan
Waddan - Thermalbad-Anlag
Waddan - Thermalbad-Anlag
Waddan is located in Libya
Waddan
Waddan
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 29°09′40″N 16°08′37″E / 29.16111°N 16.14361°E / 29.16111; 16.14361Coordinates: 29°09′40″N 16°08′37″E / 29.16111°N 16.14361°E / 29.16111; 16.14361
Country  Libya
Region Fezzan
District Jufra
Elevation [1] 807 ft (246 m)
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 27,590
Time zone UTC + 2

Waddan (Arabic: ودان‎) is a Saharan desert oasis town in the northeast Fezzan region of southwest Libya. It is in the Jufra District.

Geography[edit]

Waddan is the oldest city in Jufra District located 230 km (140 mi) south of Sirte, and 19 km (12 mi) northeast of Hun. The town is at the crossroads of the Sirte-Waddan Road and the Fezzan Road.

The natural springs support native date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) groves.

History[edit]

During the Libyan civil war, NATO forces bombed an ammunition store in the town.[2] On 8 September 2011, the town was reported to be under the control of forces allied with the National Transitional Council.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wolfram Alpha
  2. ^ "Libyan rebels take new villages in Western Mountains". Reuters. 15 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Alexander, Caroline; Stephen, Chris (2011-09-08). "Libya Fighters Tighten Noose Around Holdouts". Bloomberg (www.bloomberg.com). Retrieved 8 September 2011. 

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