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طرابلس الغرب
Tarabulus al-Gharb
Top:: That El Emad Towers; Middle: Martyrs' Square; Bottom left: Marcus Aurelius Arch; Bottom right: Souq al-Mushir – Tripoli Medina
Tripoli is located in Libya
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 32°54′8″N 13°11′9″E / 32.90222°N 13.18583°E / 32.90222; 13.18583Coordinates: 32°54′8″N 13°11′9″E / 32.90222°N 13.18583°E / 32.90222; 13.18583
Country Libya
Region Greater Tripoli
Districts 10 boroughs
First settled 7th century BC (as Oea)
Founded by Phoenicians
 • Mayor Abdulrazaq Abuhajar
 • Governing body Tripoli Local Council
 • Total 400 km2 (200 sq mi)
Elevation 81 m (266 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,220,000
 • Density 4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 21

Tripoli is a city in Libya. It is the capital of the country.


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