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Libya

The land of cultures

Libya

Libya is a country with a total 1,759,540 square kilometres of land, a Mediterranean coastline of nearly 1,800 kilometres and a border of 4,348 kilometres with Tunisia, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger and Sudan. Libya is located on the Northern side of the continent of Africa, it is bordered by Egypt, Sudan, Chad and Niger. With an area of nearly 700,000 square miles the country is the seventeenth largest in the World. Almost ninety percent of the country is covered in desert most of the country has a desert-like climate with the exception of the northern regions which enjoy a Mediterranean climate. Despite being in Africa the only official language of the country is Arabic; the country also has an Arab like culture

It is an oil-rich country with an ancient history comprising of six distinct periods: Ancient Libya, the Roman era, the Islamic era, Ottoman rule, Italian rule, and the Modern era.

Libya is still the same old country with unspoiled sunny Mediterranean beaches and an astonishing range of Roman ruins. Across the country is the Sahara Desert, which offers a romantic ocean of sand with a remarkable landscape of desert oases while impressive decorated mosques with Italian or Turkish architecture are found in most cities of Libya.

There are a number of exciting things to do in Libya. From historical sites to cultural attractions

Cyrene

'Dynasty of the Battiad' A ‘UNESCO World Heritage archaeology site’, built by the Greeks in the 4th century B.C. It was founded by a group of emigrants from the island of Thera in the Aegean. Their leader, Battus, became the first king, founding the dynasty of the Battiad

Sabratha

is an ancient city built by the Phoenicians and later became part of the Roman Empire. The ancient history preserved at the ruins, as well as its beautiful Mediterranean location, make it a top attraction in Libya.

Leptis Magna

also a ‘UNESCO World Heritage archaeology site’, was one of the most beautiful cities in the whole Roman Empire filled with extraordinary architecture.

Leptis Magna - Sabratha