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
Overview of historical districts in Tripoli
Overview of historical districts in Tripoli
Tripoli is located in Lebanon
Tripoli
Tripoli
Coordinates: 34°26′N 35°51′E / 34.433°N 35.850°E / 34.433; 35.850Coordinates: 34°26′N 35°51′E / 34.433°N 35.850°E / 34.433; 35.850
Government
 • MayorEng. Nader al-Ghazal
Area
 • City14 km2 (5 sq mi)
 • Metro
41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population
 • City192,572
 • Metro
530,000
Time zone+2
 • Summer (DST)+3
Websitetripoli-city.org

Its 500,000 inhabitants, are overwhelmingly Sunni Muslims (approximately 80%), along with a small minority of Orthodox and Maronite Christians (approximately 5%), and a small minority of Alawite Muslims (approximately 15%).

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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Trâblous: Lebanon". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2010-12-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Tripoli, Lebanon at Wikimedia Commons