Libya is located in Northern Africa with a common border to
Tunisia in the West, Chad and Niger in the South, Egypt and
Sudan in the East. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea with a
coastal area extending about 2000 kms. With a total
dimension of 1'750'000 km2 Libya represents the fourth
biggest country of Africa.
Libya is devided in an agricultural region, a huge desert
area (90% of the country) and a high mountain zone. Inmidth of the desert there
are unique and wonderful oasises.
The agricultural region along the Mediterranean Sea is
dominated by typical mediterranean vegetation such as date
palm trees, olive trees, lemon and other fruit trees. In
many places large sectors with wheat fields characterize
the landscape. Meat suppliers are sheep, cows, camels and
Libyas climate is affected by the Mediterranean Sea on one
hand and the desert on the other hand. In the winter, the
weather is cool and rainy on the coast and the desert
temperature can drop to sub-freezing at night. Summer is
generally hot with temperatures on the coast around 30░
C.and in the desert it can even exceed up to 40░
Libya has a total population of around 6,4 million
inhabitants, whereby 75 % are living in the coastal region.
Tripoli with 1,8 million inhabitants is the biggest city and
the Libyan Capital.
A well developed roadnet connects the Libyan cities and the
neighbour countries. The majority of the population still
works in the agricultural sector. The oil industry and other
industrial sectors are becoming more and more significant.
Most important resources are oil, gas and ironore.
The official language is Arabic and the religion is Islam.
There are two international airports: Tripoli and Benghazi.
Domestic flights are scheduled to Sebha, Misuratha, Tobruk,
Hoon, Ghat, Kufra and Ghadames.
Libyas seaports are: Tripoli, Benghazi, Misuratha, Tobruk,
Dernah, Raslanuf and Brega.
Tourism in Libya
Libya offers a lot of touristic activities: Beautiful
weather througout the year, bright sunshine, endless sand
dunes, hidden treasures and deeply impressing and stunning
desert landscape. In the historic cities you will find a
mixture of various architectural styles from the Roman,
Phenician, Greek and Islamic Epoch.
The most important historic cities are Leptis Magna,
Sabratha and Cyrene. Beside them there are picturesque
oasis, green mountains, warm bathes and islamic monuments
with an unique oriental architecture. Good hotels,
restaurants, coffee shops and lodges invite you for a
Visitors admire the traditional handicraft and folklore art.
The touristic infrastructure offers air, sea and land