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Tripoli
(Arabic: طرابلس Ţarābulus - also طرابلس الغرب Ţarā-bu-lus al-Gharb[1] Libyan vernacular: Ţrābləs) is the capital city of Libya. "Tripoli" may also refer to a "Sha'biyah" (top-level administrative division in the current Libyan system). The "Sha'biyah" includes the City, its suburbs and their immediate surroundings (City and "Sha'biyah" are almost coextensive). In older administrative systems and throughout history, there existed a Province ("muhafazah"), State ("wilayah") or City-state with a much larger area (though not constant boundaries), which is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Tripoli but more appropriately should be called Tripolitania.
Tripoli (the City or the "Sha'biyah") has a population of 1.68 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 BCE 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. the City was subjected to an air strike by the United States in 1986, in retaliation for what the US saw as Libya's proven support of terrorism. United Nations sanctions against Libya were lifted in 2003, which is expected to increase traffic through the port of Tripoli and have a positive impact on The city's economy.

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  • Berlusconi Opposes Libya Mi...  |  Jul 08, 2011 18:18:27  |  By Steinomite
    Libyan rebels made substantial advances Wednesday, seizing two small towns south of Tripoli in a six-hour gunbattle with government troops. Rebel forces said they had gained control of al-Qawalish and Kikla, both within 100 kilometers of Mr. Gadha...  View Full Article
  • How the Libyan Rebels Came ...  |  Jul 08, 2011 18:18:27  |  By Steinomite
    ... at the UN Adoption grew on February 24 as the conflict grew increasingly violent and opposition forces advanced toward Tripoli, with headlines ...  View Full Article
  • Libya rebels prepare for pu...  |  Jul 08, 2011 18:18:27  |  By Steinomite
    Libya rebel leaders said this weekend that will try to recapture territory on the road to Tripoli, which could put them within striking distance of...  View Full Article
  • Five milestones on the road...  |  Jul 08, 2011 18:18:26  |  By Steinomite
    For NATO and the West, the twenty-first century starts neither in Baghdad nor Kabul, but on the road to Tripoli. But, with too few allies doing too...  View Full Article

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