About Tripoli

Tripoli is the largest city in Libya; it is the capital of the State of Libya which is located in the middle of North Africa.  Libya is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea from the north, Tunisia and Algeria from the west, Egypt in the east, Sudan in the south west and Chad and Niger from the south .


Libya has a huge territory that ranks it, in terms of area, fourth in Africa and seventeenth globally with 1.8 million square kilometres.  In addition, it has the longest coastal strip for an African country overlooking the Mediterranean with a total of 1770 kilometres.  Its climate is characterized by diversity and moderation throughout the year.  The Mediterranean climate prevails over most coastal cities and mountainous areas located in the north.


The desert covers the largest area of the country and it is adorned with a group of landscaped oases which developed throughout history to become inhabited cities as the oasis of Kufra and Tazrbo; they are dominated by the desert climate.  Libya enjoys a variety of tourist attractions, with a beautiful beach on the Mediterranean and a depth extending to the vast desert interspersed with several mountain ranges distributed throughout the country, most importantly are the Green Mountain, Akakos Mountains and Nafousa Mountain. These characteristics have created a pattern of natural diversity to Libya’s terrain.


Tripoli is one of the most ancient cities in Libya.  Evidences revealed that it was built before the 7th century B.C. to be a trade station with Central Africa for Phoenicians, followed by many civilizations and empires that ruled Tripoli until 645 A.D. when Islam entered Libya during Caliphate of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab.  Its most important historical monuments are the Arch of Marcus Aurelius and (Assaraya Alhamra) the Red Castle.


With the authenticity of Tripoli and its deep roots in history and by keeping pace with contemporary life requirements, the city has managed to become a modern place, and hence; becoming the economic and political centre of Libya and attracting almost the third of the country population.