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Tripoli / Tarabulus al-Gharb

facts in brief

Part of Nicolas de Fer(?) map, ~1705

Facts in brief:

Founded by Phoenicians as trading station beside natural harbor; one of 3 cities of Tripolis region; prospered under Romans; under Vandals 5th cen.; Arab administrative center 7th cen.; in Ottoman Empire 1551 & Karamanli 1711-1835; Barbary pirate base.

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