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Geography Statistics of Libya

Libya's Information

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Land Area 1,759,540 km2
Total Area 1,759,540km2 (#16)
Population 6,541,948 (#106)
Population Density 3.72/km2
Government Type In Transition
GDP (PPP) $90.89 Billion
GDP Per Capita $14,200
Currency Dinar (LYD)
Largest Cities
  • Coastline: 1,099 miles (1,770 km)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 679,358 sq miles (1,759,540 sq km)
    (water) 0 sq miles (0 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 679,358 sq miles (1,759,540 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: There are 22 districts in Libya. They are Al Butnan, Al Jabal al Akhdar, Al Jabal al Gharbi, Al Jafarah, Al Jufrah, Al Kufrah, Al Marj, Al Marqab, Al Wahat, An Nuqat al Khams, Az Zawiyah, Banghazi, Darnah, Ghat, Misratah, Murzuq, Nalut, Sabha, Surt, Tarabulus, Wadi al Hayat, Wadi ash Shati.
  • Horizontal Width: 743.66 miles (1,196.81 km) from Ghat east to Al Kufrah
  • Vertical Length: 573.06 miles (922.25 km) from As Zawiyah south to Ghat

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (6) Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia
  • Geographic Center: About 378.96 miles (609.87 km) east of Sabha
  • Highest Point: Bikku Bitti 7,437 ft (2,267 m)
  • Lowest Point: Sabkhat Ghuzayyil -154 ft (-47 m)
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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