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Mişrātah info

Standart time zone:
UTC/GMT +2 hours (Africa/Tripoli)

Population:
386,120

Coordinates:
32.37535, 15.09254

Region:
Mişrātah

Continent:
Africa

Country name:
Libya

ISO code:
LY, LBY, 434

Fips code:
LY

Phone code:
218

Country area:
1,759,540 km2

Country population:
6,461,454

Currency:
LYD

Language:
ar

Other information:

Misrata (also spelt Misurata or Misratah; Arabic: مصراتة‎) is a city in the Misrata District in northwestern Libya, situated 187 km (116 mi) to the east of Tripoli and 825 km (513 mi) west of Benghazi on the Mediterranean coast near Cape Misrata. With a population of about 550,000, it is the third-largest city in Libya, after Tripoli and Benghazi. It is the capital city of the Misrata District and has been called the trade capital of Libya. The harbor is at Qasr Ahmad. == Etymology == The name "Misrata" derives from the Misrata tribe, a section of the larger Berber Hawwara confederacy, whose homeland in Antiquity and the early Islamic period was coastal Tripolitania."Trirone Acrone", the oldest description mentioned by Ptolemy III Euergetes of Misrata because it consists of three heads of land stretching into the sea depth, and got Misrata importance by being at the crossroads of many convoys and also because it is in the middle of an agricultural area with the name of "Cephalae Promentorium" (Kevalay) of the Greek geographer Strabo. Read more in wiki.



Other city GTM +2: Tripoli Benghazi Al Khums Az Zāwīyah Ajdabiya Sabhā Sirte

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