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Libya: Geography#

LocationNorthern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria
Geographic Coordinates25 00 N, 17 00 E 25.0,17.0
Area total: 1,759,540 sq km
land: 1,759,540 sq km
water: 0 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 1759540
DBpedia: 1759532
Geoname: 1759540
Infoplease: 1759540
Britannica: 1676198
Wolfram: 1760000

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Land boundariestotal: 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
Coastline1,770 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Sabkhat Ghuzayyil -47 m
highest point: Bikku Bitti 2,267 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Geonames we are listing mountain list of Wolfram only:
According to Wolfram: Danghar Puge 5031 m; Bikku Bitti 2267 m; Jabal al Uwaynat 1934 m; Jabal Arkanu 1435 m

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Terrainmostly barren, flat to undulating plains, plateaus, depressions
Natural Hazardshot, dry, dust-laden ghibli is a southern wind lasting one to four days in spring and fall; dust storms, sandstorms
Natural Resourcepetroleum, natural gas, gypsum
Land Usearable land: 0.99%
permanent crops: 0.19%
other: 98.82% (2011)
ClimateMediterranean along coast; dry, extreme desert interior
Irrigated Land4,700 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources0.7 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdesertification; limited natural freshwater resources; the Great Manmade River Project, the largest water development scheme in the world, brings water from large aquifers under the Sahara to coastal cities
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Tripoli; Benghazi; Misratah; al-Aziziyah; Tarhunah
According to Geonames: Tripoli; Benghazi; Misratah; Tarhuna; Al Khums

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Important Cities
Geography-notemore than 90% of the country is desert or semidesert