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Tripoli
Tripoli Castle and the Green Square
Tripoli Castle and the Green Square

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Location of Tripoli within Libya, on the continent of Africa.
Country
Libya
Sha'biyah
Tripoli Sha'biyah
Government
 - Head of the People's Committee
Abdullatif Abdulrahman Aldaali
Area
 - Total
400 km² (154.4 sq mi)
Elevation
81 m (266 ft)
Population (2004)
 - Total
1,682,000
- Time zone
EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST)
not observed (UTC+2)
 

 

Tripoli (Arabic: ØÑÇÈáÓ tarābulus - also ØÑÇÈáÓ ÇáÛÑÈ tarā-bu-lus al-Gharb Libyan vernacular: trābləs derived from the for three cities Greek: Τρίπολη, Turkish: Trablus) 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.[2]

Tripoli is the largest city, the principal sea port, and the largest commercial and manufacturing centre in Libya. It is also the site of Al-Fateh University. Due to the city's long history, there are many sites of archaeological significance in Tripoli. The climate is typical Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers, cool winters and some modest rainfall.

 

 

 

 

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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