What country is Tripoli in?
Tripoli is located on the Mediterranean Sea and has a large port. The capital is the economic and cultural center of the country. Due to the port, it is also the central transport hub. About 1.9 million Libyans live in the city.
Tripoli was founded by the Phoenicians. They conquered the coasts of North Africa in the 7th century BC and built the port city of Oea. Later, two more cities were created, namely Sabratha and Leptis Magna. Over time, the area received the name Tripole, which means “the three cities”.
Today, Tripoli is the political and economic center of the country. This is where the seat of government is located. Since the last civil war in 2014, the opposing government has also settled here. The old parliament has reinstated it. Tripoli is also the commercial center of Libya. This can be clearly seen in the city center. It is built up with modern skyscrapers, where the banks, insurance companies and large trading companies are housed.
Construction materials, food, textiles, clothing and tobacco are produced. Commercial vehicles are produced by the Trucks and Bus Company. The company is considered the market leader in Libya and is one of the important employers in the region. Tripoli is home to the largest university in the country, as well as various colleges, art collections and libraries. Among them are the National Archives with a large collection of documents on the history of Tripolitania. The largest city in Libya has the main port of the country. Tripoli International Airport is located 34 km south of the center.
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