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Libya

Time Difference: EST + 6 hours   Current Time and Date in Libya
Currency: Currency Converter  – Libyan Dinar (LYD)
Travel Advisory: State Department Report Libya
US Embassy in Libya: libya.usembassy.gov

Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, 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 700,000 sq mi, Libya is the 17th largest country in the world. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is home to 1.7 million of Libya’s 6.4 million people. The three traditional parts of the country are Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica.

Health: CDC Libya
What to Pack
Weather: Libya Weather
Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 218

Travel Requirements

  • Passport
  • Visa required for all US Passport holders.
    If you are not a US Passport holder please contact the embassy in your region.

Diplomatic Missions

Libyan Embassy U.S.
Libyan Embassy Washington D.C., USA.
Libyan Embassy Canada
Libyan Embassy in Ottawa, Canada.

CLIMATE

Average daily high temperature of  97°F and low of 77°F

Language: Arabic is the official language, English is widely spoken

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna

Leptis Magna was one of the most beautiful cities of the Roman Empire, with imposing public monuments, harbour, market-place, storehouses, shops and residential districts.

Archaeological Site of Cyrene

Cyrene, an ancient Greek colony, was one of the principal cities in the Hellenic world. It was Romanized and remained a great capital until the earthquake of 365.

Archaeological Site of Sabratha

was the westernmost of the “three cities” of Tripolis, a Phoenician trading-post that served as an outlet for the products of the African hinterland, Sabratha was part of the short-lived Numidian Kingdom of Masinissa (Masinissa, first King of Numidia, c. 240 or 238 BC – c. 148 BC).

Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus

Tadrart Acacus has thousands of cave paintings dating from 12,000 BC to AD 100.

 

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