Tripoli

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Tripoli

طرابلس الغرب

Tarabulus al-Gharb
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Top:: That El Emad Towers; Middle: Martyrs' Square; Bottom left: Marcus Aurelius Arch; Bottom right: Souq al-Mushir – Tripoli Medina
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CountryLibya
RegionGreater Tripoli
Districts10 boroughs
First settled7th century BC (as Oea)
Founded byPhoenicians
Government
 • MayorAbdulrazaq Abuhajar
 • Governing bodyTripoli Local Council
Area
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Elevation
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Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,220,000
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Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
Area code(s)21
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 was 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.