Libya's terrain is mostly barren, and features flat to undulating plains, plateaus and depressions.
Several highlands dot the landscape, but there are almost no true mountain ranges, except for the Tibesti Massif along its border with Chad.
South of Libya's narrow coastal strip is a sparse grassland giving way to the Sahara Desert - a vast, unfertile wasteland that supports a very small percentage of people and agriculture.
The Mediterranean coast and the Sahara Desert are Libya's most prominent natural features.
Within Africa, Libya has the longest Mediterranean coastline, and is home to many unspoiled beaches.
The highest point of the country is Bikku Bitti at 7,437 ft (2,267 m); the lowest point of Libya is Sabkhat Ghuzayyil at -154 ft (-47 m).