Tobruk in northeastern Libya boasts one of the finest sea ports, making it an important center for trade and transportation. But mainly, it is remembered as the scene of some of the fiercest and prolonged fighting in North Africa during World War II, in the course of which the town was almost reduced to rubble by relentless bombing attacks. Today, the local people live here in peace after all the invaders have gone. Industries include oil, flour milling and soap manufacturing.
Some shops are found along the main seaside road and in the covered souq. Items of interest to tourists are limited. Merchandise offered in the souq consists mainly of clothing and household utensils. Browsing will be more for atmosphere then things to buy.
The local currency is the dinar.