Tripoli is the capital and largest city of Libya. It is located in the north-west of Libya on the edge of the desert, on a point of rocky land projecting into the Mediterranean Sea and forming a bay. It includes the port of Tripoli and the country's largest commercial and manufacturing centre. It is also the site of the University of Tripoli. The vast Bab al-Azizia barracks, which includes the former family estate of Muammar Gaddafi, is also located in the city.
Tripoli has a population of over 1,170,000 people. Tripoli also forms part of the wider Tripoli metropolitan area which has a population of over 3,072,000 people.
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