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Libya on World Map

Continent Africa

Region – North Africa

Size – 1,759,540 km²

Geography – flat barren land with some gentle hills

Language – Arabic (official), English, Berber

Religion – Muslim (official) 96.6%, Christian 2.7%, other  0.7%

Monetary Unit – Libyan dinar

     Natural Resources – petroleum, natural gas, gypsum

Agriculture – wheat, barley, olives, dates, citrus, vegetables, peanuts, soybeans; cattle

Industry – petroleum, petrochemicals, aluminum, iron and steel, food processing, textiles, handicrafts, cement

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Neighbouring CountriesEgypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Chad, Sudan

Population –  6,244,174 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 3.08%

Average Life Expectancy – 76.04

Capital City – Tripoli (1,127,000)

Highest Mountain – Bikku Bitti (2,267m)

Longest River – No permanent natural rivers

Climate – Mediterranean coast – warm winters – 10°C to 22°C and hot  summers 20°C to 32°C, south desert – warm winters – 10°C to 24°C and very hot  summers 20°C to 40°C

Yearly Rainfall – 36 cm (approx) mostly in October

Plant Life – Juniper, lentisc, brome grass, canary grass, bluegrass, rye grass, figs, olives, palm trees

Animal Life – monk seal, reptiles, rodents, hyena, fennec fox, jackal, lemmings, voles

Bird Life – flamingo, birds of prey, plover, busted, desert larks, desert sparrows


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Libya. Available: Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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