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Tripoli

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
Top:: That El Emad Towers; Middle: Martyrs' Square; Bottom left: Marcus Aurelius Arch; Bottom right: Souq al-Mushir – Tripoli Medina
Official seal of Tripoli
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Country Libya
Region Greater Tripoli
Districts 10 boroughs
First settled 7th century BC (as Oea)
Founded by Phoenicians
Area
 • Total 400 km2 (200 sq mi)
Elevation
81 m (266 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total 2,220,000
 • Density 4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
Area code(s) 21
Website www.tlc.gov.ly

Tripoli is a city in Libya. It is the capital of the country. More than three million people live in the metropolitan area.

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.


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