Tripoli, Lebanon

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Tripoli
طرابلس Ṭarābulus
Government
 • Mayor Eng. Nader al-Ghazal
Area
 • City 14 km2 (5 sq mi)
 • Metro 41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population
 • City 192,572
 • Metro 530,000
Time zone +2
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Website tripoli-city.org

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.

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%).

Notes[change | change source]

  1. This pronunciation of Tripoli's Arabic name is written down as طَرَابُلُس in vowelized form.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "طَرَابُلُس: Lebanon". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  2. "Trâblous: Lebanon". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 

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