Sirte Destrict (or Sirt or Surt Destrict (Arabic: سرتSurt, Aboot this soondpronunciation ), is ane o the destricts o Libie. It lies in the north o the kintra an borders the Gulf o Sidra. Its caipital is the ceety o Sirt. Al-Tahadi University is locatit in Sirt.

Sirte (سرت)
Kintra  Libie
Capital Sirt
Area 77,660 km2 (29,985 sq mi) [1]
Population 141,378 (2006) [2]
Density 2/km2 (5/sq mi)
Map o Libie wi Sirte destrict heichlichtit
Location of Sirte District from 2001 until 2007, under the 32-shabiyat system.

Sirte Destrict shares its name wi the ceety o Sirte, the historically maist important ceety on the Gulf o Sidra. These names derive frae the Greek name for the gulf, the Great Syrtis.[3]



The bundaries o Sirte Destrict hae chynged several times, maist recently in the 2007 admeenistrative reorganization o Libian destricts (see maps). Frae 1983 tae 1987 the Bin Jawwad Destrict covered pairts o wha is nou pairt o Sirte Destrict.

Tae the north, Sirte District has a shoreline on the Mediterranean Sea. It borders the follaein destricts:



Sirte is an interim destination o a coastal railway frae Tunisie tae Benghazi that began construction in 2007.


  1. before 2007 administrative reorganization
  2. "Districts of Libya". Retrieved 27 October 2009.
  3. Grote, George (1853) History of Greece: Volume 4 (reprinted from the London 2nd edition) Harper and brothers, New York, page 29, OCLC 2835816; see also Strabo's Geographica Book XVII, Chapter III, Sections 16-18 pages 288-289 here

Coordinates: 31°12′17.41″N 16°35′16.54″E / 31.2048361°N 16.5879278°E / 31.2048361; 16.5879278