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Tripoli: Capital and chief port of Libya
Tripoli is the capital city and the largest city of Libya, with a population of about 2.358 million people in 2018. It is located in the northwest of Libya on the edge of the desert, on a point of rocky land projecting into the Mediterranean Sea and forming a bay. It includes the port of Tripoli and the country's largest commercial and manufacturing centre. It is also the site of the University of Tripoli. The vast Bab al-Azizia barracks, which includes the former family estate of Muammar Gaddafi, is also located in the city. Colonel Gaddafi largely ruled the country from his residence in this barracks.

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Fighting continues in Libya as fears of coronavirus spread [Video]

Fighting continues in Libya as fears of coronavirus spread

Libyans in Tripoli are worried about a possible outbreak of COVID-19.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published
Libya conflict: Heavy shelling around Tripoli’s Mitiga airport [Video]

Libya conflict: Heavy shelling around Tripoli’s Mitiga airport

Residents are in limbo, fearing for their lives and angry at the UN for not doing more to help.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published
UN-sponsored talks on Libya war under pressure [Video]

UN-sponsored talks on Libya war under pressure

The delegation representing Khalifa Haftar says it is suspending its participation and the internationally-recognised government based in Tripoli is also expressing doubts.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published
Libya: Tripoli businesses struggling during Haftar assault [Video]

Libya: Tripoli businesses struggling during Haftar assault

Political instability and conflict have derailed Libya’s plans to diversify its economy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published
Libya conflict: Tripoli, two tales of one city [Video]

Libya conflict: Tripoli, two tales of one city

Peace and punishment in one city, Al Jazeera look at the contrasting sides of life in Libya's capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published
Libya: GNA says ceasefire talks overtaken by Tripoli attacks [Video]

Libya: GNA says ceasefire talks overtaken by Tripoli attacks

PM Fayez al-Sarraj rebuffs calls for return to Geneva negotiations after shelling of capital's port by Haftar's forces.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:51Published
Libya's UN-backed govt suspends talks after Haftar forces attack Tripoli port [Video]

Libya's UN-backed govt suspends talks after Haftar forces attack Tripoli port

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:41Published

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