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طرابلس الغرب

Tarabulus al-Gharb
Official seal of Tripoli
Seal
Coordinates: 32°53′14″N 13°11′29″E / 32.88722°N 13.19139°E / 32.88722; 13.19139Coordinates: 32°53′14″N 13°11′29″E / 32.88722°N 13.19139°E / 32.88722; 13.19139
CountryLibya
RegionGreater Tripoli
Districts10 boroughs
First settled7th century BC (as Oea)
Founded byPhoenicians
Government
 • MayorAbdulrazaq Abuhajar
 • Governing bodyTripoli Local Council
Area
 • Total400 km2 (200 sq mi)
Elevation
81 m (266 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,220,000
 • Density4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
Websitewww.tlc.gov.ly

Tripoli is a city in Libya. It is the capital of the country. It was originally a Phoenician colony. Later it became in turn part of Greek Cyrenaica, a Roman colony, a pirate port, and the capital of the Italian empire in North Africa.

References

  1. Table (undated). "Libya" (requires Adobe Flash Player). Der Spiegel. Retrieved 31 August 2011.