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Tripoli-Libya Travel Guide - Travel S Helper


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Tripoli is Libya’s capital, largest metropolis, primary port, and leading commercial and industrial center. Tripoli is located in northern Libya, on the Mediterranean Sea. The city has a population of around 1.68 million.

Tripoli – Info Card

POPULATION :  City: / Metro: 3,200,000
FOUNDED :   7th century BC
TIME ZONE :  CET (UTC+1)  Summer: CEST (UTC+2)
LANGUAGE :  Arabic, Italian, English
RELIGION :  Sunni Muslim 97%, other 3%
AREA :  400 km2 (200 sq mi)
ELEVATION :  81 m (266 ft)
COORDINATES :  32°54′8″N 13°11′9″E
SEX RATIO :  Male: 50.2%
 Female: 49.8%
ETHNIC :  21
DIALING CODE :  +218 21

Tourism in Tripoli

Prior to the 2011 hostilities, the city had a reputation as an excellent spot to get away from the stresses of contemporary life. It may be best to wait till things have returned to normal before stepping out, but there are excellent beaches within driving distance, and the Old City and Museum are worth exploring for hours. For the daring, there’s a nightclub on the third level of the downtown tower complex’s third story. It opens at 11 p.m., just like any other real nightclub. A non-alcoholic drink will cost you back a small price, and there is a fee to sit at a table, like in Italy and Paris.

Climate of Tripoli

Tripoli has a hot semi-arid climate, with long, hot, and severely dry summers and mild, rainy winters.

Summers are hot, with temperatures often exceeding 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit); typical July temperatures range between 22 and 33 degrees Celsius (72 and 91 degrees Fahrenheit).

Temperatures have dropped as low as 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) in December, while the average stays between 9 and 18 degrees Celsius (48 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit).

Geography of Tripoli

Tripoli is located in western Libya, close to the Tunisian border, on the African continent. Tripoli and Benghazi, Libya’s second biggest city, are separated by almost a thousand kilometers. Coastal oasis alternate with sandy regions and lagoons spanning more than 300 kilometers along Tripolitania’s coast (190 mi).

Economy of Tripoli

Along with Misrata, Tripoli is one of Libya’s key economic centres. It is the country’s primary financial, finance, and communication center, as well as one of Libya’s most important commercial and industrial centers. The bulk of foreign enterprises, as well as many of the country’s top corporations, have their headquarters and home offices in Tripoli.

Processed foods, fabrics, building materials, apparel, and tobacco products are all major manufactured items. Tripoli has experienced an upswing in international investment and tourism since the relaxation of sanctions against Libya in 1999 and again in 2003. The city’s port, as well as Libya’s principal international airport, Tripoli International, have seen increased traffic.

How To Travel To Tripoli

Visas will be required, which may be obtained via embassies or consulates. Roughly US$50–150, you need secure the visa ahead to arrival and be prepared to get your hands on a lot of information; it's better to call first for the most up-to-date criteria, since they change on a...

How To Get Around In Tripoli

Walking is the greatest method to explore Tripoli; there are many of wonderful guides (books) out there to assist you, as well as some half-useful Libyan versions. The folks are welcoming and curious. However, if you're a westerner or stand out like a sore thumb in comparison to a...

Prices In Tripoli

MARKET / SUPERMARKET Milk1 liter$ 1.35Tomatoes1 kg$ 1.30Cheese0.5 kg$ 6.40Apples1 kg$ 2.15Oranges1 kg$ 1.75Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ 1.00Bottle of Wine1 bottle$ 4.70Coca-Cola2 liters$ Bread1 piece$ 0.40Water1.5 l$ 0.56 RESTAURANTS Dinner (Low-range)for 2$ Dinner (Mid-range)for 2$ 24.00Dinner (High-range)for 2$ Mac Meal or similar1 meal$ 5.50Water0.33 l$ 0.25Cappuccino1 cup$ 0.80Beer (Imported)0.33 l$ 3.65Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ Coca-Cola0.33 l$ 0.60Coctail drink1 drink$  ENTERTAINMENT Cinema2 tickets$...

Sights & Landmarks In Tripoli

Alhamra Museum of Assaraya (Red Castle Museum). Libya's national museum, which spans 5,000 years of history. Located on the fringes of the medina, in a large palace complex with multiple courtyards that dominates the city skyline. Several Ottoman-era classical sculptures and fountains can be seen around the castle. A growing...

Things To Do In Tripoli

Prior to the 2011 hostilities, the city had a reputation for being an excellent spot to get away from the stresses of contemporary life. It may be prudent to wait until things have restored to some kind of normalcy before stepping out, although there are beautiful beaches within driving...

Food & Restaurants In Tripoli

Tripoli's cuisine is of high quality and, by Western standards, reasonably priced. The food is largely Arabic, so don't anticipate a lot of variation. The odds of acquiring food sickness are small, but watch out for the fish. If you do feel compelled to taste the sea's bounty, just...

Shopping In Tripoli

Marks and Spencer, Mango, and H&M are among the well-known stores in Tripoli. In compared to the United Kingdom, prices are comparable. Clothes The greatest clothes stores are located around Martyrs Square and stretch up to the old cathedral. Shoes and the normal knitwear, which looks to be of decent...



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