Facts

  • Population: 6.4 million
  • Major language: Arabic
  • Foreign languages: English, Italian
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 69 years (men), 75 years (women)
  • Currency: Libyan dinar (LYD)
    • 1 Libyan Dinar (LYD) = 1000 dirhams
  • Electric current: 220 V

Geography

  • Area: 1.77 million sq km (685,524 sq miles)
  • Neighbouring destinations: Egypt

Safety & Security

  • Australian Foreign Affairs & Trade – Dec 2018: “The security situation in Libya remains volatile due to ongoing armed conflict, a high risk of terrorist attacks and kidnapping, an unpredictable political situation and a high crime rate. Unexploded ordnances, including landmines, are a hazard throughout Libya. We haven’t changed our level of advice – β€˜Do not travel’ to Libya.”
  • Libya is considered one of the world’s most dangerous destinations for travellers. (2019)

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This page was last updated on 2021.03.20 by Robert Vinet