Tripoli, Lebanon

city in northern Lebanon

Tripoli (Formal Arabic: طرابلس / ALA-LC: Ṭarābulus[a 1]; Lebanese Arabic: Ṭrāblus;[2] Greek: Τρίπολις / Tripolis) is the largest city in northern Lebanon and the second-largest city in Lebanon. It is the capital of the North Governorate and the Tripoli District. It has the second largest port in Lebanon.

Tripoli
طرابلس
Ṭarābulus
Clockwise from top left: Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles, Mansouri Great Mosque minaret, Mamluk architecture, bay view, and a Syriac Catholic church
Clockwise from top left: Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles, Mansouri Great Mosque minaret, Mamluk architecture, bay view, and a Syriac Catholic church
Tripoli is located in Lebanon
Tripoli
Tripoli
Tripoli in Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°26′12″N 35°50′04″E / 34.43667°N 35.83444°E / 34.43667; 35.83444Coordinates: 34°26′12″N 35°50′04″E / 34.43667°N 35.83444°E / 34.43667; 35.83444
Country Lebanon
GovernorateNorth Governorate
DistrictTripoli District
Area
 • Total27.30 km2 (10.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total342,760
 • Density13,000/km2 (33,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)

About 80 percent of the people who live in the city are Sunni Muslims, as well as Alawite Muslims (approximately 15%), and a small percentage of Orthodox and Maronite Christians (approximately 5%).

NotesEdit

  1. This pronunciation of Tripoli's Arabic name is written down as طَرَابُلُس in vowelized form.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "طَرَابُلُس: Lebanon". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
  2. "Trâblous: Lebanon". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2010-12-13.

Other websitesEdit

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