Libya

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Libya

Capital

Tripoli

Official language (s)

Arabic

Area

1.759.541 km2

Population

5.670.688

Ethnic groups

89% - mixed Arab-Berber

Major cities
(with population)

Tripoli - 1.250.000
Benghazi - 700.000
Misrata - 350.000
Bayda - 250.000

Currency (-ies)

Dinar (LYD), subdivided into 1000 dirham

Main religion (s)

97% - Muslim

Time zone (s)

GTM + 02

Dialing code

+218

Climate

Libya has two climatic zones:
(1.) a Mediterranean along the coast and the northern areas which is generally characterized by warm dry summers with cold winters and a variable precipitation up to 600 mm (24 inches) between October and March;
(2.) a hot and dry desert climate in the south  (Lybia desert) with rainfall seldom exceeding 500 mm (19 inches) annually.
The prevailing winds are from the north and east between May and October as well as the north and west between November and April. Average temperature ranges in Tripoli are from 8 to 16°C (46 to 61°F) in January to 22 to 30°C (72 to 86°F) in August.

Administrative division

Lybia is divided into 22 districts. Libyan districts are further subdivided into Basic People's Congresses which act as townships or boroughs.

Major airports

Tripoli: Tripoli International Airport (TIP), Mitiga International Airport (MJI)
Benghazi: Benina International Airport (BEN)
Misrata: Misrata Airport (MJI)
Bayda: La Abraq International Airport (LAQ)







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