Flag of Libya

Flag of Libya

  • Officially » دولة ليبيا (Arabic)
    • State of Libya (English)
  • Capital » Tripoli


  • Population » 6.4 million
  • Language » Arabic
  • Foreign languages » English, Italian
  • Religion » Islam
  • Life expectancy » 69 years (men), 75 years (women)
  • Currency » Libyan dinar (LYD)
    • 1 Libyan Dinar (LYD) = 1000 dirhams
  • Electric current » 230 V – 50 Hz
    • Plug type C & L


  • Area » 1.77 million sq km (685,524 sq miles)
  • Libya is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, 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.
Map of Libya (Source » France, June 2021)

Map of Libya (Source » France, June 2021)



  • Travel to Libya is not advised at the moment due to ongoing civil unrest. That is a shame, as there is much history and many archaeological sites  (June 2021)
  • Wikipedia
  • Lonely Planet

Safety and Security

  • “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 – ‘Do not travel’ to Libya.” Australian Foreign Affairs & Trade – Dec 2018
  • Libya is still considered one of the world’s most dangerous destinations for travellers. (2019)

Government Travel Advice for Libya