bulus; Berber: Oea, or Wy't) is the main town and the biggest town in Libya, with a total of about 2.5 million inhabitants in 2015..... 2 ] It lies in the north-west of Libya on the border of the deserts, at a point of rugged country that rises into the Mediterranean and forms a pen.
Included is the harbour of Tripoli and the biggest trade and production center of the state. The University of Tripoli is also situated here. In the town is also the huge Bab al-Azizia barrack, to which the former Muammar Gaddafi familys property also belongs. Tripolis was established in the seventh c. BC by the Phoenicians who called it Oea.
3 ] Due to the city's long tradition, there are many places of archeological importance in Tripoli. Tripolis may also relate to the Shabiyah (the highest administration unit in the present system of Libya), the Tripoli district. Tripolis is also known as Tripoli of the West (Arabic: ????? ?ar?bulus ?ar?bulus al-Gharb) to differentiate it from its sister town Tripoli, Lebanon, known in Arabian as ?ar?bulus al-Sham (?????? ?????? ?????), which means "Levantine Tripolis".
Tripolis is a name from Greece, which means "three cities" and was invented in West Europe by the Italian Tripoli. The Arabic version is ?r?bl?s, ?ar?bulus (pronunciation (help-info); Libyans Arabic: ?r?bl?s, and Berber: ??????, from Old Greek: It was built in the seventh millennium BC by the Phoenicians, who gave it the name Oea (or Wy't), The Phoenicians were probably drawn to its unspoilt port, which on the west bank was bordered by the small, easy to defend coastline on which they built their settlement.
Then the town fell into the possession of the sovereigns of Cyrenaica (a Grecian settlement on the coast of northern Africa, just half way to Egypt, just off Tripoli), although the Carthaginians later snatched it from the Greeks. It became known as Regio Tripolitana, which means "region of the three cities", namely Oea (i.e. the contemporary Tripolis), Sabratha and Leptis Magna.
As Tripoli was permanently populated, unlike Sabratha and Leptis Magna, for example, the residents either removed materials from older houses (destroyed) or dug them up and buried them under the roads, where they remained largely intact. The Tripolitan area was in a certain degree of demise in the fifth and sixth century, partly due to the Mediterranean riots caused by the fall of the Western Roman empire and the pressures of the Vandal.
Al-Baladhuri, Tripoli was taken by the Muslims very early after Alexandria, in the Hijra's second year, between November 30, 642 and November 18, 643 A.D., in contrast to West North Africa. After conquering Tripoli was governed by a dynasty of Cairo, Egypt (first the Fatimid, later the Mamluks), and Kairouan in Ifriqiya (the Arab Fihrides, Muhallabids and Aghlabids).
Although they were erected on a number of older edifices (possibly with the addition of a Rome baths ), many of the oldest defences in the Tripoli fortress ( "Assaraya al-Hamra", i.e. the "Red Castle") are ascribed to the Knights of St John. After fighting the pirates from their Rhodes bases, the knights were given responsibility for the town in order to avoid falling back into the barbarian pirates' nest[quote required] she had been before the ISS.
One of the major attractions for the Spaniards' invasion of the Mediterranean was the interruption of the Mediterranean's passage. In 1551 the Ottomans were forced to give themselves up to the Ottomans under the leadership of the Turkish Turk.
Turgut Reis was used as Passover of Tripoli, during his reign he decorated and developed the town into one of the most impressing towns on the coast of Nordr. Turgut was also laid to rest in Tripoli after his deaths in 1565. The corpse was taken from Malta, where it fell during the Ottoman occupation of the Isle, to a grave in the temple that he had erected near his Tripoli castle.
Ahmed Karamanli, a Janichar official of Turkic descent, murdered the Ottoman governor, the "Pasha" in 1711 and establishes himself as the sovereign of the Tripoli area. While the Pasha of Tripoli were to have paid a steady levy to the Sultan, they were in all other respects sovereigns of an autonomous empire.
Tripoli's Ottoman provinces (vilayet) (including the dependant sanjac of Cyrenaica) were located on the south bank of the Mediterranean between Tunisia in the western part and Egypt in the eastern part. In addition to the town itself, the area of Cyrenaica ( "Barca Plateau"), the Oasis Range in the Aujila Valley, Fezzan and the oasis of Ghadames and Ghat, divided by sand and rocky brownfields.
At the beginning of the nineteenth centuary, the Tripoli reign was twice at the mercy of pirate warfare. The Passover in May 1801 called for an increased amount of $83,000, which the US administration had paid since 1796 to protect its trade from counterfeiting under the Treaty of 1796 with Tripoli.
This request was rejected by third President Thomas Jefferson and a maritime army was sent from the United States to block Tripoli. Tripolitans conquered the U.S. Navy's Philadelphia Fregate in 1803 and imprisoned its commandant, Capt. William Bainbridge, and the whole garrison. That was after the Philadelphia ran aground when the skipper tried to sail too near the harbour of Tripoli.
When the Philadelphia was shot at for several long periods and Tripolitan gunboats, Captain Bainbridge made the choice to give himself up. Later the Philadelphia was turned against the Americans and moored in the port of Tripoli as a cannon batterie, while its commanders and crews were kept prisoner in Tripoli.
Eaton, at the command of a troop of U.S. Marines, US troops and seamen, along with Greek, Arabian and Turkic troops of about 500 men, walked through the Egyptian/Libyan deserts from Alexandria, Egypt, and managed to capture Derna with the help of three US naval ships. Under the 1805 treaty with Tripoli, the Pascha ended his claims and was paid 60,000 dollars as a redemption for the Philadelphia inmates.
The captains Bainbridge and Stephen Decatur, who headed an US relay, came to Tripoli in 1815 and compelled the Pascha to meet the United States. For a long time Italy had maintained that Tripoli was within its sphere of power and that Italy had the right to maintain order in the state.
On September 29, 1911, on the excuse of defending the people of Tripoli from the Ottoman Empire, she proclaimed her intent to annex Tripoli to the Ottomans. Tripolis experienced an enormous architectonic and urban development enhancement under the rule of Italy: The first thing the Italians did in the early 1920' was to build a sewerage system (which was missing until then) and a new, state-of-the-art clinic.
Italy made the Tripoli Grand Prix, an in 1925 for the first time on a track outside Tripoli (it took until 1940). 15 ] The first airfield in Libya, Mellaha Air Base, was constructed in 1923 by the Italian Air Force near the race track at Tripoli (actually Mitiga Int. Airport).
Tripolis even had a train with some small rail links to the towns near by when in August 1941 the Italians began to construct a new 1,040 km long railroad (with a track width of 1,435 mm, as in Egypt and Tunisia) between Tripoli and Benghazi. Col. Muammar Gaddafi became head of Libya on September 1, 1969.
President Ronald Reagan ordered large-scale air strikes, Operation El Dorado Canyon, against Tripoli and Benghazi on 15 April 1986, and killed 45 members of Libya's armed forces and governments, as well as 15 civilians. 12 of them were killed. These strikes followed the trapping of telecommunications news from the Embassy of Libya in East Berlin, which suggested that Muammar Gaddafi, the country's political leaders, were involved in a bombshell on 5 April in the West Berlin disco La Belle, a night club attended by US soldiers.
The United Nations sanction against Libya was abolished in 2003, which boosted transport through the port of Tripoli and had a beneficial effect on the city's economic situation. When the 2011 Libyan Army interventions began on 19 March to impose a United Nations no-fly area over the land, the town was again aired.
This was the second bombing of Tripoli since the 1986 air raids and the second since the 1986 air raid that bombarded Bab al-Azizia, Gaddafi's hard-field area. During July and August, online revolution groups in Libya published a tweet and update on assaults by insurgent hunters on government-friendly cars and more.
Gaddafi stated in a speech on 1 September that the Great Socialist Arab People's Socialist Republic of Libya Jamahiriya's capitol had been transferred from Tripoli to Sirte after the insurgents had taken over Tripoli. Tripolis and its outskirts are all located within the Tripoli sha'biyah (district). Tripoli, in accordance with the former Jamahiriya system of politics in Libya, includes local popular congresses in which the town' s inhabitants theoretically debate various issues and choose their own popular comitee. There are currently 29 local popular congresses.
The truth is that the former Islamic Republican Party bodies have greatly restricted the democracy processes by monitoring the election of commissions and congresses at the level of government branches and districts, Tripoli being no exceptions. Tripolis is sometimes called " the legal capitol of Libya " because none of the country's government departments is in the capitol.
The former National General People's Congress was even staged in Sirte every year, not in Tripoli. In the framework of a radically decentralised program implemented by Gaddafi in September 1988, all the General Secreterariats of the People's Committee (ministries), except those in charge of external affairs (foreign affairs and information ) and information, were transferred from Tripoli.
Diplomacy has shown that the former Secretariat for Economic and Trade Affairs has been transferred to Benghazi, the Secretariat for Health to Kufra and the rest, with one exception, to Sirte, the place where Muammar Gaddafi was born. Libya passed to the N.T.C. in October 2011, which took full power and abolished the Gaddafi system of central and regional governments.
Tripolis is located at the west end of Libya near the tunesian frontier, on the African continen. Tripoli is more than a thousand kilometers (621 miles) from the second biggest town in Libya, Benghazi. The coastal oasis alternates with sand and lagoon along the coast of Tripolitania for more than 300 km.
Up until 2007, the "Sha'biyah" encompassed the town, its outskirts and its immediate area. Older administration and throughout the course of time there has been a provincial ("muhafazah"), a state ("wilayah") or a city-state with a much wider area (albeit not consistent borders) which is sometimes wrongly described as Tripoli, but should be better known as Tripolitania.
Tripoli is a district bordering the following districts: There are many squares in Tripoli, but none of them are in the large cityscape. The Martyrs' Square, near the promenade, is covered with palms, which are most commonly used for landscape design in the town. Tripoli Zoological Garden, situated just to the south of the town centre, is a large reservation of flora, fauna, trees and grass. It was the largest zoological garden in the area.
Tripoli's main commercial area, where many local and multinational businesses are based. the Archaeological Museum of Tripoli, is situated in an old chateau. Until 2017, due to the consequences of the civil war in Libya (2011), increasing infrastructure costs, militia struggles, bureaucracy, several federal institutions, divided government, and other problems, Libya's economy suffers.
Native people in Libya must buy US dolars on the subprime mortgage instead of getting US dolarships at the 1. 37 Dinar to 1 US duo, due to the central bank's rejection of giving US dolarship, the actual price of US dikes 10 to 1 US duo on the subprime is ruining the Lebanese domestic population.
The old town of Tripoli (El-Madina El-Kadima), in the center of the town, is one of the classic places of the Mediterranean and an important touristic destination. Assaraya al-Hamra, a huge palatial building with many inner courts, towers over the town' s Skyline and lies on the edge of the Medina.
You can still climb the ramparts for a good view of the town. The Royal Miramare Theatre next to the Red Castle and Tripoli Central Station were among them. The Cathedral of Tripoli, built in the 1920' by the Italien Kolonialbehörden, was transformed into a religious temple in the early 1970'.
Tripoli's biggest univeristy, the Tripoli Univeristy, is a free educational institution for the city's population. Foreign Colleges Soccer is the most favoured sports in the Libyan capitol. Tripolis is home to the most famous soccer teams in Libya, among them Al Madina, Al Ahly Tripolis and Al Ittihad Tripolis.
Further sport associations in Tripoli are Al Wahda Tripoli and Addahra. It was also the venue of the Italian Supercup 2002. Three of the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations were to be held in Tripoli, but were called off due to the continuing conflicts in the Second Civil War.
The Tripoli Internacional Aiport is the biggest in Tripoli and Libya. Tripolis also has another one, the smaller Mitiga lnternational Airfield. The Tripoli ICAO was demolished in July 2014 after the Battle of Tripoli Airfield, when the GNC's Islamic GNC Islamic li zards responsible for safety were assaulted, calling the" Libya Dawn Militias" also known as " Libya Dawn Militias", led by Misurati liaison general Salah Badi.
Libya's Mufti Sadiq al Ghariani has commended the Libya Dawn operation. In the battle for the Tripoli city' s major international airports, 90% of the installations were either decommissioned or burnt down with an unidentified caution. It was fired upon by grade missiles and the air traffic control towers, as well as the terminal buildings, were totally demolished.
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