The harbour - ElMina - three kilometers away, hosted what was apparently at one time a Phoenician town of which nothing now remains. ElMina is also known as the "City of Waves and Horizons".
A repository of Tripolitan families and expatriates.
Tripoli has long been known for its sweets industry, olive oil-based soap production, and copper crafts.
- Index Tripolis
Index Tripolis is a project to provide bibliographic information about Tripoli, Lebanon.
A wander around inside Tripoli, Lebanon: A diary of humouristic series of walkabouts "kazdouras".
Useful links and telephone numbers in Tripoli, Lebanon.
Terrain, street, satellite, touristic, urban growth, sailing, and historical maps and aerial imagery of Tripoli, Lebanon.
Daily and weekly news from Tripoli, Lebanon.
- North Lebanon
A guide for towns and villages neighbouring Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Palm Islands
The Palm islands park is a unique and integrated natural marine basin in the eastern Mediterranean that was declared as a reserve in 1994.
- Panoramic Views
Interactive panoramic views of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tripoli e-Discussion Society
The 'Tripoli e-Discussion Society' is an independently self-controlled body that aims at gathering Tripolitans residing all over the world to discuss issues pertaining to Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Today's Tripoli
Present aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon
- Tripoli Radio
Tripoli Internet Radio features original on-demand programs about different aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tripoli TV
Tripoli Internet TV brings you the latest video clips related to Tripoli and features original on-demand films about different aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon.
A quick reference about Tripoli in the Prehistorical, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusades, Mameluke, and Ottoman periods.
The wealth of historical monuments make Tripoli the second largest preserved Mameluke city in the world.
- The Tripoli Quiz
An educational game to test your knowledge on the present and history of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tourist Guide
A comprehensive tourist guide for sightseeing in the historical districts of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Virtual Museum
A documented history of Tripoli from the 3rd to the 20th centuries with large collections of coins, garments, manuscripts, paintings, old photographs, and many other artifacts.
Bienvenue à Tripoli, Liban
أهلاً بكم في طرابلس لبنان
- Ramadhan / رمضان
The Holy Month of Ramadhan in Tripoli / شهر رمضان المبارك في طرابلس
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1099 CE: Beginning of a ten years siege of Tripoli by Raymond of Saint-Gilles, count of Toulouse (d. 1105 prior to the ending of the siege).
1103 CE: Beginning of the construction of the Citadel.
1109 CE: Fall of Tripoli to the Crusaders and its rebuilding over Muslim town.
1268 CE: The castle and the Crusaders burg occupied and destroyed by Baibars.
1289 CE: Fall of Crusader Tripoli (harbor city or El-Mina) to Sultan al-Mansur Qalawun.
Chief town of the county of Tripoli (Latin state of the Levant) extending from Jubayl to Latakia and including the Plain of Akkar with the famous Krak des Chevaliers; also the seat of a
Some of the coins issued in Tripoli in the Crusaders period.
|Economy and Dominant Function
Busy port and major center of silk weaving, with as many as 4,000 looms; an important producer of lemons, oranges, and sugar cane.
It is curious to reflect that for 180 years, during the Frankish occupation, Langue d'Oc, the language of Provence, was spoken in Tripoli and a neighbouring village, owing to the influence of a
number of Provencal nobles and courtiers who came here. At that time, Tripoli had a heterogeneous popualtion including Western Europeans, Greeks, Armenians, Maronites, Nestorians, Jews, and
|City Size and Urban Growth
Growth of the inland settlement surrounding "Pilgrim's Mountain" (the Citadel) into a built-up suburb including the main religious monuments of the city.