Tripoli Population 2022

1,175,830
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Tripoli is the capital of Libya. In addition to serving as the capital city, it is also the largest city in the country by population. According to data from the CIA World Factbook, the city has a population of over 1.1 million as of 2015. The city, which is known as Tripoli of the West to set it apart from its sister city sharing the same name in Lebanon, has a long and interesting history and plays an important role to the economy of Libya.

City Size and Population Density

The city has a total population of 1,126,000 people. The total surface area of Tripoli comes to 400 km2 (200 sq mi). When considering the size of the country, this means that the total population density is 12,000 people per square mile.

Tripoli Demographics

Most people in Tripoli and Libya as a whole are Muslim. There are also small Christian communities to be found throughout the city, primarily for the benefit of foreigners. Most people that live in Tripoli are of the Berber origin. There are also Arabs and Arab-Berbers, Tauregs, and others throughout the area. The foreign population includes residents from all over the world, including Egypt, Tunisia, Greece, Pakistan and India. Most immigrants are migrant workers from Egypt and Tunisia.

Tripoli History

The history of Tripoli began back when it was founded during the 7th century by the Phoenicians. The city exchanged hands many times throughout its history, including being ruled by the dynasty of Cairo, Egypt. The city has also been under rule of the Berber Almohad empire, Hafsids kingdom, and was part of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th through 19th centuries. After the death of the Ottoman governor in 1711, the city was established as semi-independent during the Karamanli dynasty. The Ottoman Empire again regained control in the 1800s.

When the 19th century arrived, the regency of Tripoli became embattled in a war with the US. The pasha of Tripoli demanded pay from the US government for protecting their commerce from pirates. Thomas Jefferson refused to pay and the naval force was used to blockade the city. During the First Barbary War, the Philadelphia frigate was taken, its crew were taken as prisoners, and the captain surrendered. The next year, a naval lieutenant led a successful mission to set the captured warship on fire.

In 1805, the pasha of Tripoli received money as a ransom for those who were taken from the Philadelphia. Later, in 1815, the US captains returned to make demands of the pasha in what was known as the Second Barbary War.

In the early 1900s, Italy declared war against the Ottomans and planned to annex Tripoli. The Italians were successful, and in the years to follow, the population increased significantly and the city began to expand, including the addition of a hospital and sewage system. The Italians also put a focus on boosting the economy by founding the Tripoli International Fair, a railway station, and the Tripoli Grand Prix. The Italians continued to rule the city until the 1940s. The city was captured by Allied forces and went under British rule until it was declared independent in 1951.

Tripoli Population Growth

Tripoli is a hub for banking, communication and finance. It is also a leader in commercial businesses and manufacturing. It has also become a tourist hotspot, attracting visitors from all over the world. Because of the increase in tourism, the city will be constructing new towers, hotels, parking and restaurants. The city, however, has faced hard times, and its economy has suffered significantly due to rising inflation and the effects of the Libyan Civil War, among other political and social issues. However, despite these issues, the population of Tripoli is expected to continue to grow as it attracts more immigrants and continues its expansion.

Year Population
1950105,876
1951111,283
1952116,973
1953122,938
1954129,216
1955135,814
1956142,759
1957150,039
1958157,700
1959165,753
1960174,229
1961183,113
1962192,464
1963202,292
1964212,636
1965235,174
1966261,327
1967290,391
1968322,733
1969358,572
1970398,449
1971442,762
1972492,073
1973546,718
1974565,014
1975580,141
1976595,695
1977611,622
1978627,997
1979644,811
1980662,099
1981679,801
1982698,002
1983716,690
1984735,905
1985755,580
1986775,810
1987796,581
1988817,938
1989839,807
1990862,291
1991885,378
1992909,116
1993933,422
1994958,413
1995984,073
1996993,644
19971,000,563
19981,007,539
19991,014,564
20001,021,648
20011,028,762
20021,035,935
20031,043,157
20041,050,442
20051,057,756
20061,065,131
20071,072,557
20081,080,036
20091,087,566
20101,095,149
20111,102,785
20121,110,473
20131,118,216
20141,126,013
20151,133,863
20161,141,769
20171,149,730
20181,157,746
20191,160,918
20201,165,085
20211,169,790
20221,175,830
20231,183,292
20241,192,436
20251,203,391
20261,215,851
20271,229,232
20281,243,157
20291,257,323
20301,271,508
20311,285,542
20321,299,319
20331,312,803
20341,325,987
20351,338,880

Tripoli Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950105,8760.00%
1951111,2835.11%5,407
1952116,9735.11%5,690
1953122,9385.10%5,965
1954129,2165.11%6,278
1955135,8145.11%6,598
1956142,7595.11%6,945
1957150,0395.10%7,280
1958157,7005.11%7,661
1959165,7535.11%8,053
1960174,2295.11%8,476
1961183,1135.10%8,884
1962192,4645.11%9,351
1963202,2925.11%9,828
1964212,6365.11%10,344
1965235,17410.60%22,538
1966261,32711.12%26,153
1967290,39111.12%29,064
1968322,73311.14%32,342
1969358,57211.10%35,839
1970398,44911.12%39,877
1971442,76211.12%44,313
1972492,07311.14%49,311
1973546,71811.11%54,645
1974565,0143.35%18,296
1975580,1412.68%15,127
1976595,6952.68%15,554
1977611,6222.67%15,927
1978627,9972.68%16,375
1979644,8112.68%16,814
1980662,0992.68%17,288
1981679,8012.67%17,702
1982698,0022.68%18,201
1983716,6902.68%18,688
1984735,9052.68%19,215
1985755,5802.67%19,675
1986775,8102.68%20,230
1987796,5812.68%20,771
1988817,9382.68%21,357
1989839,8072.67%21,869
1990862,2912.68%22,484
1991885,3782.68%23,087
1992909,1162.68%23,738
1993933,4222.67%24,306
1994958,4132.68%24,991
1995984,0732.68%25,660
1996993,6440.97%9,571
19971,000,5630.70%6,919
19981,007,5390.70%6,976
19991,014,5640.70%7,025
20001,021,6480.70%7,084
20011,028,7620.70%7,114
20021,035,9350.70%7,173
20031,043,1570.70%7,222
20041,050,4420.70%7,285
20051,057,7560.70%7,314
20061,065,1310.70%7,375
20071,072,5570.70%7,426
20081,080,0360.70%7,479
20091,087,5660.70%7,530
20101,095,1490.70%7,583
20111,102,7850.70%7,636
20121,110,4730.70%7,688
20131,118,2160.70%7,743
20141,126,0130.70%7,797
20151,133,8630.70%7,850
20161,141,7690.70%7,906
20171,149,7300.70%7,961
20181,157,7460.70%8,016
20191,160,9180.27%3,172
20201,165,0850.36%4,167
20211,169,7900.40%4,705
20221,175,8300.52%6,040
20231,183,2920.63%7,462
20241,192,4360.77%9,144
20251,203,3910.92%10,955
20261,215,8511.04%12,460
20271,229,2321.10%13,381
20281,243,1571.13%13,925
20291,257,3231.14%14,166
20301,271,5081.13%14,185
20311,285,5421.10%14,034
20321,299,3191.07%13,777
20331,312,8031.04%13,484
20341,325,9871.00%13,184
20351,338,8800.97%12,893

Tripoli Population Data (Urban Area)

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