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Capital
Tripoli
Government
Jamahiriya (a state of the masses) in theory, a military dictatorship in practice
Currency
Libyan dinar (LYD)
Area
1,759,540 km2
Population
5,900,754, incl. 166,510 non-nationals (July 2006 est.)
Language
Arabic, Italian, English, all are widely understood in the major cities
Religion
Sunni Muslim 97%, Christian and other 3%
Electricity
127V/50Hz or 230V/50Hz
Calling Code
+218
Internet TLD
.ly
Time Zone
UTC +

 

About Tripoli

Tripoli  is the largest and capital city of Libya.

Tripoli has a population of 1.69 million. The city is located in the northwest of the country on the edge of the desert, on a point of rocky land projecting into the Mediterranean Sea and forming a bay. Tripoli was founded in the 7th century BC by the Phoenicians, who named it Oea

Tripoli International Airport

Tripoli International Airport (IATA: TIP, ICAO: HLLT) serves Tripoli, Libya. It is operated by the Civil Aviation and Meteorology Bureau of Libya and is the nation's largest airport. Located in the town of Ben Ghashir 34km south of the city centre, Tripoli International is a hub for Libyan Airlines. The airport is also a hub for Afriqiyah Airways and Buraq Air.

Most flights leave Tripoli International Airport from the main International Passenger Terminal, while domestic flights leave through the National Terminal. The terminal capacity is 3 million passengers a year and the airport is currently handling around 1.5 million passengers a year.

Transport to and from Tripoli city center usually involves taking a taxi or shared taxi. Tour operators offer coaches to and from the airport connecting it with numerous hotels in the city centre.
 

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