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also Ben·ga·si  (bĕn-gä′zē, bĕng-)
A city of northeast Libya on the Gulf of Sidra. Inhabited since Greek and Roman times, it is a major port and was a capital of Libya from 1951 to 1972.


(bɛnˈɡɑːzɪ) or


(Placename) a port in N Libya, on the Gulf of Sidra: centre of Italian colonization (1911–42); scene of much fighting in World War II. Pop: 1 080 500 (2002 est). Ancient names: Hesperides or Berenice


or Ben•ga•si

(bɛnˈgɑ zi, bɛŋ-)

a seaport in N Libya: former capital. 485,386.
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Noun1.Benghazi - port in northern Libya on the Gulf of SidraBenghazi - port in northern Libya on the Gulf of Sidra; formerly a joint capital of Libya with Tripoli
Libya, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; consists almost entirely of desert; a major exporter of petroleum


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