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Zuwetina is located in Libya
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 30°57′08″N 20°7′13″E / 30.95222°N 20.12028°E / 30.95222; 20.12028Coordinates: 30°57′08″N 20°7′13″E / 30.95222°N 20.12028°E / 30.95222; 20.12028[1]
Country Libya
DistrictAl Wahat
Elevation16 ft (5 m)
Population (2004)[2]
 • Total21,015
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

Zuwetina ( Marsa Uasili; Arabic: الزويتينة‎) is a coastal town and oil-exporting port in the Al Wahat District of the Cyrenaica region in north-eastern Libya.[3] From 1987 to 2007 Zuwetina was in the former Ajdabiya District. The oil terminal in the small harbor is operated by the Zuwetina Oil Company. The town's primary activities relate to oil production and transshipping crude oil. It is about 180 km south west of Benghazi.[4] The port was the site of skirmishes between pro- and anti-Gaddafi forces during the 2011 Libyan civil war.[5]


  1. ^ Az Zuwaytīnah (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ Wolfram Alpha
  3. ^ Maplandia world gazetteer
  4. ^ Zuetina Oil Company Archived May 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Rebels deny Gaddafi troops on Benghazi outskirts". Reuters. March 17, 2011.

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