capital city of Libya
Tripoli is a city in northwest Libya. It is the capital of the country. More than three million people live in the metropolitan area.
|Coordinates: 32°53′14″N 13°11′29″E / 32.88722°N 13.19139°ECoordinates: 32°53′14″N 13°11′29″E / 32.88722°N 13.19139°E|
|• Mayor||Abdulrauf Beitelmal|
|• Total||1,507 km2 (582 sq mi)|
|• Density||780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+02:00 (EET)|
Originally a Phoenician colony, Tripoli became in turn part of Greek and Roman Cyrenaica, a pirate port, a part of the Ottoman Empire, and the capital of the Italian empire in North Africa.