Libya, the fourth largest state in Africa, is located in North Africa and lies between latitudes 33°N and approximately 20°N and longitudes 20°E and 25°E. It possesses a Mediterranean coastline of approximately 2000 Km in length. It is bordered by Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south with Algeria and Tunisia to the west and northwest respectively.
Libya has an area of approximately 1,775,500 sq.km, and a population of about 6,000,000 (1995), the capital city being Tripoli (OEA). Libya acts as a link between the Mediterranean/Europe and sub-Saharian Africa.
Due to the lack of natural barriers, the climate is greatly influenced by the desert to the south and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. The coastal regions have a Mediterranean climate with moderate temperatures and enough rain during the winter season for grain farming. Annual precipitation averages 380 mm (15 in) and falls mainly in winter, and in the southern deserts, frequent periods of drought occur. A scorching wind called the “GHIBLI” which is a hot, very dry, sand laden wind which can raise the temperatures in a matter of hours to between 40 deg. C and 50 deg. C, occasionally blows into the usually humid coastal towns. The wind is most noticeable in Western Libya and is often associated with the spring solstice.
cultural treasures that made from Libya a prestigious cradle of civilizations…
The Libyan coast and a big part of the Desert Margins are extremely rich in archaeological ruins, especially from the Roman period at the northwestern side, and the Greek Era in Cyrenaica at the opposite side of the land.
The too many excavations undertaken especially by American, British, French, and Italian Archaeologists have added to the Libyan historical heritage a high value and made from Libya a real Open Air Museum.
The antiquities of the Roman Tripolitania are considered nowadays as the most important and best preserved Roman sites all over the world.
With its various and wonderful landscapes, the Libyan Desert is actually a world of serenity, wonders, dreams and harmony : giant sand dunes, blue salty lakes, mountains with bizarre forms, oases, volcanoes, etc…
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