General Information about Libya

Libya is located in north Africa bordering the Mediterrean Sea and Tunisa to the north, Algeria to the west, Niger, Chad and Sudan to the south and Egypt to the east. Libya is the 17th largest country in the world and has a land area of over 1,759,540 square kilometres.

The magnificent Sahara desert runs through Libya and the country is made up of 90% desert or semidesert areas. Libya's capital city Tripoli is located along the coastline of the Mediterrean Sea and experiences a more tropical climate. There are over 6,000,000 people living in Libya who primarily speak Arabic but also English and Italian. 97% of the nation are Sunni Muslims.

In the centre of the Sahara desert lies Jebel Acacus. This is a World Heritage area that has paintings and carvings from 12,000 years ago as well as basalt monoliths rising up from the sand. Ghadhames is another town with wonderful desert architecture and is one of the best traditional desert places to visit.


Find Out About The Climate At Libya

The climate of Libya is amongst some of the harshest in the world so much so that decades will go by in certain areas without rain. The best months to visit Libya is between June and October where temperatures are more pleasant with averages of 27 degrees along the coast. In the northern regions the weather is typically Mediterranean with hot dry summers, and mild cool winters especially during the evenings. Rainfall usually occurrs during the winter months and has been known to cause floods. It is not uncommon to experience hot dry desert winds known as ghibli which can last up to four days.


Geographical Information On Libya

Libya has a coastline of 1,770 kilometres and is slightly larger than Alaska with a large portion of the country being situated within the Sahara. The highest point of Libya is Bikku Bitti which is also referred to as Bette Peak located in the Tibesti Mountains close to the border of Chad measuring up to 2,267 metres. On the other hand the lowest point is Sabkhat Ghuzayyil which is 47 metres below sea level. When visiting you must visit Tripolitania which has an oases of sandy beaches and lagoons for over 300 kilometres. Much of Libya's terrain is barren resulting in only 1 percent of the country being arable.


Learn About The Economy Of Libya

The agricultural industry in Libya only supports approximately 5 percent of the country's economy, with the main produces being wheat barley, olives, dates, citrus, vegetables, peanuts, eggs and meat. It is the oil industry that provides most the country's economy which is mainly exported to Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, France Spain, Turkey, Tunisia, as well as Eastern Europe. Despite this fact Libya ranked in 17 out of 17 countries in the Middle East/North Africa region and is only 34.5 percent free financialy.

Hostels in Libya

* Şabrātah Hostels* Sabratah Hostels

Hotels in Libya

* Tripoli Hotels* Tarabulus Hotels

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