NORTHERN AFRICA

Libya Map

A map of Libya containing the major cities, towns, and roads. It includes an elevation and satellite map to see its two most prominent features – the Sahara Desert and Mediterranean Sea.

REFERENCE

Libya Political Map

Libya is a large African country in Northern Africa. It borders Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west and Tunisia to the northwest. Most of Libya’s population is concentrated along its 1,770 kilometer long coastline with the Mediterranean Sea, including its capital of Tripoli. A total of 6.78 million people reside in Libya with closer to half living in Tripoli and its surrounding area. Libya is known for its oil reserves, deserts, and ancient history.

IMAGERY

Libya Satellite Map

Altogether, Libya occupies a total area of 1,759,541 square kilometers (679,363 sq mi). This makes it the fourth largest country in Africa and 16th largest in the world. Its two most prominent geographic features are the Sahara Desert and Mediterranean coast. Just 1% of Libya is arable land and it has virtually no forest cover. The country lies between 20°N and 33°N latitude with a warm desert climate mostly throughout.

HILLSHADE

Libya Elevation Map

Libya is mostly barren and dominated by the Sahara Desert. It has flat undulating plains with some plateaus and depressions. Its most prominent mountain range is the Tibesti Mountains, which extend from Chad on the south of Libya. Within this mountain range it contains Bette Peak (Bikku Bitti). At  2,266 meters (7,434 ft), it’s the highest peak in Libya. Whereas its lowest point is Sabkhat Ghuzayyil at -47 m below sea level.