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العربية [1]ليبيا -ليبيا

ليبيا هي دولة عربية تقع في شمال أفريقيا على الساحل الجنوبي للبحر الأبيض المتوسط. يحدها من الشرق مصر، من الجنوب الشرقي السودان، من الجنوب تشاد و النيجر، من الغرب الجزائر و من الشمال الغربي تونس. عدد سكان ليبيا ضئيل مقارنة مع مساحة البلاد، حيث تعد السادسة عشرة على مستوى العالم من حيث المساحة، كما أنها تملك أعرض ساحل من بين الدول المطلة على البحر المتوسط، يبلغ طوله حوالي 2000 كم.

English Libya - Libya

Libya is a country in North Africa. Bordering the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Libya lies between ► Egypt to the east, ► Sudan to the southeast, ► Chad and ► Niger to the south, and ► Algeria and ► Tunisia to the west. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), 90% of which is desert, Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa by area, and the 17th largest in the world. The capital, Tripoli, is home to 1.7 million of Libya's 5.7 million people. The three traditional parts of the country are Tripolitania, the Fezzan and Cyrenaica.

Other languages Italian: Libia a o semplicemente Libia, è uno Stato del Nordafrica confinante con il Mar Mediterraneo e compreso tra l'Egitto ad est, il Sudan a sudest, il Ciad e il Niger a sud e l'Algeria e la Tunisia ad ovest. La sua capitale è Tripoli.

Short name  Libya
Official name Libya
Status Independent country since 1951
Location North Africa
Capital [2] طرابلس (Tripoli)
Population 5,670,688 inhabitants
Area 1,759,540 square kilometres (679,360 sq mi)
Major languages Arabic (official), Berber, Teda
Major religions Islam
More information Libya, Geography of Libya, History of Libya and Politics of Libya
More images Libya - Libya (Category).

General maps

Map of Libya
Regions of Libya
Municipalities of Libya

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Libya, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Libya.

Location of Carthage and Carthaginian influence sphere before the First Punic War (264 BC)
Territorial development of the Roman Empire 264 BC-192, including the conquest of present Libya
The Roman Republic and Carthago in 218, just prior to the Second Punic War
Hannibals invasion in the Punic Wars
The extent of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire;
133 BC
44 BC (late Republic, after conquests by republican generals)
AD 14 (death of Augustus)
117 (maximum extension)
Map of the Roman Empire in 116
Roman Empire in 117
Roman Empire divided 395
The division of the Empire after the death of Theodosius I, ca.395 AD superimposed on modern borders.
Libya under the rule of the Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire under emperor Justinianus
Byzantine Empire under emperor Justinianus
Byzantine Empire 550
Expansion of the Caliphate: I: Muhammad; II: Abu Bakr; III: Omar and IV: Othman
Age of the Caliphs
Caliphate around 750
Conquest by the Ottoman Empire
Growth of the Ottoman Empire
Location of the Ottoman Empire in 1683
Map of the Ottoman Empire 1801
Libya in the Italian colonial empire in 1940
Federation of Arab Republics (Egypt, Libya and Syria)
Libya claimed and occupied the Aozou Strip (blue) in Tchad from 1976 to 1987

Other maps

Ethnic map of Libya

Satellite maps

Satellite map

Notes and references

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  1. Romanization: al-Lībiyya - Lībyā.
  2. Romanization: Ţarābulus.

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