Where is Libya?

Libya is located in the Northern Africa region at latitude 26.3351 and longitude 17.228331 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 26° 20' 6.36'' N
  • 17° 13' 41.99'' E

You can see the location of Libya on the world map below:

Libya Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Libya (LY) are:

  1. Algeria (DZ)
  2. Chad (TD)
  3. Egypt (EG)
  4. Niger (NE)
  5. Sudan (SD)
  6. Tunisia (TN)

Maritime Borders

Libya borders with the Mediterranean Sea.

Pin showing Libya on a map

Libya Related Content

Libya Key Facts

CountryLibya
CoordinatesLatitude: 26.3351
Longitude: 17.228331
Country CodesAlpha 2: LY
Alpha 3: LBY
Country Flag Emoji🇱🇾
Int. Phone Prefix+218
Capital cityTripoli
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Northern Africa
Country Area1,759,540 sq km
Population 20216,958,538
World Rank: 104
Median Age26.3
Life expectancy71.9
Major languagesArabic (official), Italian, English (all widely understood in the major cities); Berber (Nafusi, Ghadamis, Suknah, Awjilah, Tamasheq)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+02:00
Internet TLD.ly
Biggest AirportTripoli International Airport (TIP)
Average temperature21.80 °C
71.24 °F
Administrative Divisions22 popularates
Political systemAuthoritarian state

Libya Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupUpper middle income
World Bank RegionMiddle East & North Africa
CurrencyLibyan Dinar (LYD)
GDP in 2020$52.3 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 85
GDP per capita in 2020$7,614
World Rank: 79
Major Industries / Economic SectorsOil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesItaly, Turkey, China, Germany, United States
Top 5 Export CountriesItaly, Turkey, China, Tunisia, Germany

Biggest Cities in Libya

Here are the largest cities in Libya based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Tripoli 1,126,000
Benghazi 631,555
Misratah 259,056
Al Bayda' 250,000
Al Khums 201,943
Az Zawiyah 200,000
Gharyan 187,854
Al Marj 169,540
Ajdabiya 143,833
Tobruk 135,832

Map of Libya with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Northern Africa Region