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Al Hanshir in the region of Libya (general) is a place located in Libya - some 3 mi (or 5 km) North-East of Tripoli, the country's capital.

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Local time in Al Hanshir is now 07:08 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Tripoli" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Zuwarah, Tripoli, Tagiura, Surt, Shatal al Ghabat or Valletta. When in this area, you might want to check out as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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A brief visit to Libya

04:00 min ( May 17, 2009 by sixthland)
Views: 10,556 - Rating: 5/5

In February 2009 we went on a 5-day trip to the beautiful and friendly country of Libya. Going mainly to see the amazing archaeology of the ancient city of Leptis Magna, we discovered that Libya has a...

A view from Tripoli - Libya

01:14 min ( December 14, 2006 by Tarek Alwan)
Views: 69,258 - Rating: 4.71154/5

Well, I've taken these photos when I was there on November 2006. I hope you will like them. If you wish to visit or require more information about Libya, please view my website at

Tripoli in its old days

03:33 min ( April 19, 2007 by Tarek Alwan)
Views: 22,215 - Rating: 4.42857/5

Tripoli in its old days, it's a collection of old & beautiful photos from Tripoli. Tripoli was controlled by Italy until 1943. After that, it was occupied by British forces until independence in 1951 ...

Armed Group Takes Over Tripoli Airport (...

01:27 min ( June 04, 2012 by TunisiaLive)
Views: 33,871 - Rating: 4.3/5

The international airport of the Libyan capital Tripoli is closed and gunfire has been reported. Zied Mhirsi, one of the founders of Tunisia Live, is currently near the airport. He said that he could ...

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Interesting facts about this location

Wheelus Air Base

Wheelus Air Base was a United States Air Force base located in the Kingdom of Libya. Wheelus Air Base was originally built by the Italian Air Force in 1923 and known as Mellaha Air Base. Today the facility is known as Mitiga International Airport.

More reading: Wheelus Air Base homepage
Located at 32.9, 13.24 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Airports established in 1923, Airports in Libya, Closed facilities of the United States Air Force, Libya–United States relations, Military installations of Libya, USAAF Air Transport Command Airfields - North Africa, World War II desert airfields

University of Tripoli

University of Tripoli, is the largest and most important institute of higher education in Libya, providing undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels of study. It is located in the capital Tripoli. It used to be a branch of University of Libya before it was divided in 1973.

More reading: University of Tripoli homepage
Located at 32.9, 13.24 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Educational institutions established in 1973, Tripoli, Universities in Libya, University of Tripoli

Second Battle of Tripoli Harbor

The Second Battle of Tripoli Harbor, was a naval action during a naval blockade which took place in Tripoli Harbor in 1804. The battle is part of the First Barbary War between forces of the United States and the forces of Tripoli.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 32.9, 13.24 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:History of Tripoli, Naval battles of the Barbary Wars, Ottoman Tripolitania, United States Marine Corps in the 18th and 19th centuries

Mitiga International Airport

Mitiga International Airport is an airport in Libya, located about 8 kilometres east of Tripoli's city centre. The public airport was established in 1995. Domestic flights to Benghazi and Misrata are flown, as well as international service to Istanbul, Turkey; Rome, Italy and Aleppo, Syria. The airport houses the headquarters of Buraq Air.

More reading: Mitiga International Airport homepage
Located at 32.9, 13.24 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Airports established in 1995, Airports in Libya, Buildings and structures in Tripoli, Buildings and structures of the Libyan Civil War, Military installations of Libya, Soviet Air Force bases

Action of 16 May 1797

The action of 16 May 1797 took place near Tripoli in present-day Libya. The Danish squadron was victorious over a Tripolitan squadron that outnumbered them in terms of the number of vessels. The result was a peace treaty between the Bey of Tripoli and Denmark.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 32.9, 13.24 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:1797 in Denmark, Conflicts in 1797, Naval battles involving Denmark