About Libya

Libya, Country Located In North Africa. Most Of The Country Lies In The Sahara Desert, And Much Of Its Population Is Concentrated Along The Coast And Its Immediate Hinterland, Where Tripoli (Ṭarābulus), The De Facto Capital, And Banghāzī (Benghazi), Another Major City, Are Located.

With An Area Of 1,759,541 Square Kilometers (679,363 Square Miles), Algeria Is The 16Th Largest Country In The World, And The 4Th Largest In Africa.

History

Libya’s Historical Story Is A Fascinating One That Traces The Great Ebbs And Flows Of North African And Mediterranean History. Down Through The Centuries, Libya Has Been Blighted By Its Geography, Lying In The Path Of Invading Empires And The Wars Of Other Nations. In More Recent Times The Qaddafi Era Brought Libya International Renown And Libyans A Period Of Both Repression And Relative Stability. Then It All Fell Apart.

Kingdom Of Libya
1951–1969
Italian Libya
1934–1943
Ottoman Tripolitania
1551–1911
Independence day
Dec 24, 1951
Revolution day
Feb 17, 2011
TRIPOLI

Tripoli

National Capital, Libya

Tripoli, Arabic Ṭarābulus, In Full Ṭarābulus Al-Gharb (“The Western Tripoli”), Capital City Of Libya. Situated In Northwestern Libya Along The Mediterranean Coast, It Is The Country’s Largest City And Chief Seaport.

The city was known as Oea in ancient times and was one of the original cities (along with Sabratha and Leptis Magna) that formed the African Tripolis, or Tripolitania. Occupying a rocky promontory overlooking the sea and located due south of Sicily, the city was founded by the Phoenicians and later controlled by the Romans (146 BCE until about 450 CE), the Vandals (5th century), and the Byzantines (6th century).

Travel To Libya

5 Unesco World Heritage Sites.

  1. Cyrene was an ancient Greek and Roman city near present-day Shahhat, Libya. It was the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region. It gave eastern Libya the classical name Cyrenaica that it has retained to modern times.

  2. Tadrart Acacus also known as the Acacus Mountains is a mountain run in Ghat, Libya. It structures some piece of the Saharan Desert. There are many hole compositions and rock craft in the region, made in different styles.

  3. Leptis Magna was enlarged and embellished by Septimius Severus, who was born there and later became emperor. It was one of the most beautiful cities of the Roman Empire, with its imposing public monuments, harbour, market-place, storehouses, shops and residential districts.

  4. Red Castle, set on an island adjacent to the shore. Built in the 16th century on the site of a Roman military encampment, it was the seat of power for Ottoman conquerors.

  5. Ghadamès, known as ‘the pearl of the desert’, stands in an oasis. It is one of the oldest pre-Saharan cities and an outstanding example of a traditional settlement. Its domestic architecture is characterized by a vertical division of functions: the ground floor used to store supplies; then another floor for the family, overhanging covered alleys that create what is almost an underground network of passageways; and, at the top

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