Tripoli is a Lebanese city, the capital of the northern province. Second largest city in Lebanon after Beirut. Located 85 kilometers north of Beirut and 40 kilometers from the Syrian border. The city lies above the plain, east of the Mediterranean, and west of the cedar mountains, is supervised by the northeast Mount Alfahod (Trebel), And penetrates it in the east Abu Ali River flowing from the holy valley "Qadisha.
The history of Tripoli, dates back 3500 years, and was founded by the Phoenicians. It was followed by Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Franks, Mamluks, Ottomans, and French. Tripoli has a population of around 800,000. Its economy depends on craft industries, some small manufacturing industries, and tourism.