Tripoli District, Libya

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Coordinates: 32°39′N 13°19′E / 32.650°N 13.317°E / 32.650; 13.317
Tripoli (طرابلس)
District
Country  Libya
Coordinates 32°39′N 13°19′E / 32.650°N 13.317°E / 32.650; 13.317
Capital Tripoli
Population 1,065,405 (2006) [1]
Map of Libya with Tripoli district highlighted

Tripoli District (Arabic: شعبية طرابلس‎, Shab'iyaẗ Ṭarābulus) is one of the 22 first level subdivisions (shabiya) of Libya. Its capital and largest city is Tripoli, the national capital. Tripoli District is in the Tripolitania region of northwestern Libya.

History

From 2001 to 2007 the Tripoli District shabiya was smaller than formerly, including only the city of Tripoli and its immediate surroundings. In the 2007 administrative reorganization of Libya the earlier borders of the former Tripoli baladiya (1983–1995) were restored.

Populated places[edit]

District borders[edit]

The district has a shoreline along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north (Gulf of Tripoli). On land it borders the following districts:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of Libya". statoids.com. Retrieved 27 October 2009.