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    Libya Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/libya/libya_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Tunisia


      Geographic coordinates: 25 00 N, 17 00 E


      Map references: Africa


      Area: total: 1,759,540 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 1,759,540 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly larger than Alaska


      Land boundaries: total: 4,348 km
      border countries: Algeria 982 km, Chad 1,055 km, Egypt 1,115 km, Niger 354 km, Sudan 383 km, Tunisia 459 km


      Coastline: 1,770 km


      Maritime claims: territorial sea: 12 NM
      note: Gulf of Sidra closing line - 32 degrees, 30 minutes north


      Climate: Mediterranean along coast; dry, extreme desert interior


      Terrain: mostly barren, flat to undulating plains, plateaus, depressions


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Sabkhat Ghuzayyil -47 m
      highest point: Bikku Bitti 2,267 m


      Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, gypsum


      Land use: arable land: 1.03%
      permanent crops: 0.17%
      other: 98.8% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 4,700 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: hot, dry, dust-laden ghibli is a southern wind lasting one to four days in spring and fall; dust storms, sandstorms


      Environment - current issues: desertification; very limited natural fresh water resources; the Great Manmade River Project, the largest water development scheme in the world, is being built to bring water from large aquifers under the Sahara to coastal cities


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban


      Geography - note: more than 90% of the country is desert or semidesert


      NOTE: The information regarding Libya on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Libya Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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