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Where is Libya?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Libya covers 1,759,540 square kilometers of land, making it the 17th largest nation in terms of land area.

Libya became an independent state in 1951, after gaining its sovereignty from Turkey. The population of Libya is 6,733,620 (2012) and the nation has a density of 4 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Libya is the Libyan Dinar (LYD). As well, the people of Libya are refered to as Libyan.

The dialing code for the country is 218 and the top level internet domain for Libyan sites is .ly.

Libya shares land borders with 6 countries: Chad, Sudan, Egypt, Algeria, Niger, Tunisia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Libya section.

Quick facts

Population 6,733,620
Density 3.8 / km2 ( 9.9 / mi2 )
Language Arabic
Independence Year 1951
Capital Tripoli (Tripoli)
Currency Libyan Dinar
GDP 41,119,144,923 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 6,107 (2014 data)
Land Area 1,759,540 km2 (679,362 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Egypt, The Sudan, Chad, Tunisia, The Niger, Algeria
Minimum Longitude 9.380
Maximum Longitude 25.150
Mininum Latitude 19.510
Maximum Latitude 33.170

What is the capital of Libya?

map showing the location of Libya
Location of Tripoli on a map.

Tripoli is the capital city of Libya. It has a population of 1,150,989, and is located on a latitue of 32.88 and longitude of 13.19.

Tripoli is also the political center of Libya, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Tripoli, the Capital Of Libya

City Tripoli
Country Libya
Population 1,150,989
Longitude 13.18746000
Latitude 32.87519000
Elevation 21 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Libya

Rank City Population
#1Tripoli1,150,989
#2Benghazi650,629
#3Misratah386,120
#4Tarhuna210,697
#5Al Khums201,943
#6Az Zawiyah200,000
#7Zawiya186,123
#8Ajdabiya134,358
#9Sabha130,000
#10Sirte128,123
#11Al Jadid126,386
#12Tobruk121,052
#13Zliten109,972
#14Sabratah102,038
#15Tagiura100,000
#16Al Marj85,315
#17Gharyan85,219
#18Darnah78,782
#19Al Bayda'74,594
#20Yafran67,638

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.