Tripoli is the capital of Libya. It is located on the Mediterranean, in the northwest of the North African country. It was founded in the 7th century BC.
Tripoli is not only the capital, but the largest city of Libya. Its metropolitan area has a population of around 1.1 million. A port city, it is the country's largest center of commerce and industry. It also contains many sites of archaeological importance. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on Tripoli.
Despite continued unrest, Italy has said it will reopen its embassy in Libya in a move that shows "confidence in the process of stabilizing" the country. The two states will also cooperate to stem the flow of migrants.