capital of Libya

noun
the capital and chief port and largest city of Libya; in northwestern Libya on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC
Syn: ↑Tripoli, ↑Tarabulus Al-Gharb
Instance Hypernyms: ↑national capital

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