Libya

Libya is situated at the centre of the northern border of Africa facing the Mediterranean lying between latitudes 33°N and approximately 18°N and longitudes 8°E and 25°E, with a coastline spanning 1,900 kilometers from Tunisia in the West to Egypt in the East. The country has an area of 1.77 million square kilometers. Other bordering countries include Sudan in the East, Algeria in the West and Chad and Niger to the South and South West.

  • Geography & Climate

    Libya is situated at the center of the northern border of Africa facing the Mediterranean lying between latitudes 33°N and approximately 18°N…

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  • History

    Libya is at the heart of a region that is steeped in history – one which dates back to of around 10,000 BC. Archaeological discoveries have shown evidence of…

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  • Legal System

    The legal system is based on the civil law pattern of Europe. Although there are three jurisdictions, the civil, criminal and voluntary, there is one appeal court for…

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  • Population & Social Patterns

    The last estimate of population was carried out in 2007 which places the figure at approximately 6.037 million inhabitants. This included at least 500,000 foreigners…

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  • The Economy

    The discovery of hydrocarbons in 1959 transformed the country from an agriculture based to a modern oil-based economy, one of the most prosperous…

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  • Infrastructure

    A number of major international airlines fly to Libya regularly, including British Airways, Air Malta, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, Alitalia, Austrian Airways and Afriqiah…

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