Know Libya

General Information

Total population:
7000000 million (July 2019 est.)

Tripoli (Capital. Population 1.5 million)
Second city: Benghazi (Population 800,000).

The Mediterranean on the coast; arid. Summers are very hot and dry: winters are mild with cooler evenings. The desert has hot days and cold nights.

Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Tunisia
Map references: Africa

Total area: 1,759,540 sq km
Comparative area: slightly larger than Alaska or as big as Germany, France, Scandinavia, and Holland put together.

Land boundaries:
total 4,383 km, Algeria 982 km, Chad 1,055 km, Egypt 1,150 km, Niger 354 km, Sudan 383 km, Tunisia 459 km Coastline: 1,770 km

Elevation extremes:
Lowest point: Sabkhat Ghuzayyil -47 m
Highest point: Bikku Bitti 2,267 m

Natural resources:
petroleum, natural gas, gypsum

Arabic, is the official language in Libya English is normally understood by people.