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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|Historical Names of Tripoli City
A succession of ancient names for Tripoli had been found ever since the Phoenician age.
In the letters of Tell el-Amarina the name "Derbly" was mentioned and in other places "Ahlia" or "Wahlia" are mentioned (14th century BCE).
In an engraving that talks about the invasion of Tripoli by the Assyrian King Ashurnasirpal II (888-859 BCE) new names were mentioned, some of which are: Mahallata or Mahlata, Mayza, and
The British omniscient Prested claimed that Tripoli had various names around the first half of the 5th Century BC some of which are: Niwam, Nogus, and Herinkiro.
Athar: as observed on a coin issued in 189 to 188 BCE
In ancient times, this was the center of a Phoenician confederation which included Tyre, Sidon and Arados, hence the name Tripoli, from the Greek meaning triple city. Phoenicians made their
first conference in Tripoli and founded the House of Consultants which gathered theirs nobles (i.e., Polio Trion) to take crucial decisions. This is why it was also named "The Metropolis of
Phoenicia". This is why Tripoli is considered as the first United Nations Center in the history of the ancient world.
When the Greeks came, they added the letter "s" on its name and it became "Tripolis".
When Arabs conquested the city at about 518 CE, Tripoli had a variety of names that included: the Princedom of Tripoli, the State of Tripoli, Eastern Tripoli Kingdom. In addition, the names
Tarabulus or Atrabulus, also Tarablus al-Sham (Tripoli of Syria), to differentiate it from Tarablus al-Gharb (Tripoli of Libya), were also used.
It was called the Countess of Tripoli since the Count of the French city Toulouse, Raymond of St. Jil, ruled it during the Crusade Wars. The city was also simply named "Triple".
Al-Fayha'a: derived from the Arabic verb Faha which is used to indicate the spread of a certain smell. Tripoli was best known with its vast orange orchards. During the season of blooming, the
pollen of orange flowers gets carried by the air spreading a splendid odor that can be felt anywhere in the city and its suburbs, hence the name al-Fayha'a.
Tripoli (Trablous as pronounced by it's residents)