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Alternate uses: Crusader state County of Tripoli, Tripoli, Iowa
Tripoli (population 1 million, Arabic: Tarabulus) is the capital of Libya. The city is located in the northwest of the country, on the Mediterranean Sea.

The city was founded in the 7th century BC by the Phoenicians, who named it Oea.



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