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Coordinates: 32°42′19.48″N20°56′41.09″E / 32.7054111°N 20.9447472°E / 32.7054111; 20.9447472
CountryFlag of Libya.svg  Libya
Region Cyrenaica
District Marj
Time zone UTC+2 (CAT)

Tolmeita, [1] Tolmeta [2] or Tolmeitha [3] Arabic : طلميتة [4] is a village in the northern Cyrenaica region of eastern Libya, some 110 km (68 mi) east of Benghazi, near Ad Dirsiyah. Its name is derived from Greek Πτολεμαΐς (Ptolemais), the name of the classical city of Ptolemais, whose ruins are nearby.

Coordinates: 32°42′19″N20°56′41″E / 32.705411°N 20.944748°E / 32.705411; 20.944748

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  1. Ronald Bruce St. John, Libya: Continuity and Change (Routledge 2013 ISBN   9781136824050), p.3
  2. Anna Baldinetti, The Origins of the Libyan Nation (Routledge 2014 ISBN   9781135245023), p. viii
  3. Mammals in the Seas: Small cetaceans, seals, sirenians and otters (Food and Agriculture Organization 1978 ISBN   9789251005149), 246
  4. Ministry of Transport, Libya