Tripoli

What is Tripoli known for?


people originating

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long business

leased to the Libyan government for use as a radio station; then later sunk during military target practice in the Gulf of Sidra. WikiPedia:Tripoli Commons:Category:Tripoli


water work

Manmade River , a network of pipelines that transport water from the desert to the coastal cities, supplies Tripoli with its water. The grand scheme was initiated by Gaddafi in 1982 and has had a positive impact on the city's inhabitants.


century based

(الجهاد البحري), were Muslim pirates and privateers that operated from North Africa, from the time of the Crusades until the early 19th century. Based in North African ports such as Tunis in Tunisia, Tripoli in Libya and Algiers in Algeria, they preyed on Christian and other non-Islamic shipping in the western Mediterranean Sea. *1800 – The Act of Union 1800 is passed in which merges the Kingdom of Great Britain


successful actions

and of marine (1869); grand vizier from 1871 to 1872 and from 1875 to 1876. Following the fall of Tripoli in January 1943, the remaining Axis forces retreated to prepared defences in Southern Tunisia, in front of the Mareth Line built by France before the war. Here in March, Horrocks carried out one of his most successful actions. His corps, composed of the 1st Armoured Division (British 1st Armoured Division), a Free French brigade and the attached New Zealand Corps (which


deep personal

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news event

. On August 21, 2011, as armed fighters (anti-Gaddafi forces) rolled into the city of Tripoli, Libya, in a bid to oust Muammar Gaddafi from his 42-year rule of the country, cable news stations in the U.S. appeared unprepared to cover the breaking news event, but Carvin tweeted over 800 times, "recording the oral history in real time." http: news.yahoo.com blogs cutline does-npr-andy-carvin-tweet-too-much-recording-161054428.html He


fossil water

Manmade River , a network of pipelines that transport water from the desert to the coastal cities, supplies Tripoli with its water. The grand scheme was initiated by Gaddafi in 1982 and has had a positive impact on the city's inhabitants.


military skills

. Theories on the origin of Kanem Kanem was located at the southern end of the trans-Saharan trade route between Tripoli and the region of Lake Chad. Besides its urban elite it included a confederation of nomadic peoples who spoke languages of the Teda (Teda language)–Daza (Dazaga language) (Toubou) group. Kanem-Bornu peaked during the reign of the outstanding statesman ''Mai'' Idris Aluma (c. 1564–1596). Aluma is remembered for his military skills, administrative

;BBC - History - The Siege of Malta in World War Two The destroyer . Idris Alooma Idris Alooma is remembered for his military skills, administrative reforms, and Islamic piety. His main adversaries were the Hausa to the west, the Tuareg


strong show

" Allen (1905), pp. 105–106. Cooper (1856), p. 155. The squadron sailed on 11 April for Tripoli to confront the Pasha with a strong show of American force. En route on 25 April, a powder explosion on board ''New York'' killed four men and damaged the ship, forcing the squadron to put into Malta from 1–19 May while she effected repairs. Arriving off Tripoli on the 22nd, the squadron remained there attempting

Tripoli

'''Tripoli''' ( ; Berber (Berber language): '''Ṭrables''') is the capital city and the largest city of Libya. Tripoli, with its metropolitan area, has a population of about 1.1 million people. http: www.indexmundi.com libya demographics_profile.html The city is located in the northwestern part of Libya on the edge of the desert, on a point of rocky land projecting into the Mediterranean and forming a bay.

Tripoli 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.

Tripoli was founded in the 7th century BC by the Phoenicians, who named it Oea. Due to the city's long history, there are many sites of archaeological significance in Tripoli. "Tripoli" may also refer to the ''shabiyah (Districts of Libya#Shabiya)'' (top-level administrative division in the current Libyan system), the Tripoli District.

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