LIBYA By:delaney zack

Libya is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The three traditional parts of the country are Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica. Libys is the fourth largest country in Africa, and is the 16th largest country in the world. Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves of any country in the world. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains over one million of Libya's six million people.

LOCATION

Geographic theme of location--- A place's absolute location is defined with latitude and longitude lines. This is its exact location. The geography theme of location can also deal with relative location. Relative location means how a place is related or connected to other places through water, land, or technology

Relative location - Libya is located in Northern Africa

Trípoli is Libya capital, Located in northern Africa, and is in both the eastern and northern hemispheres.

Africa is libyas continent

  • Libya's terrain is mostly barren, and features flat to undulating plains, plateaus and depressions
  • Several highlands dot the landscape, but there are almost no true mountain ranges, except for the Tibesti Massif along its border with Chad
  • The Mediterranean coast and the Sahara Desert are Libya's most prominent natural features
  • The highest point of the country is Bikku Bitti at 7,437 ft, the lowest point of Libya is Sabkhat Ghuzayyil at -154 ft

Libya's climate is effected by the Mediterranean Sea and the desert by a lot. In the winter, the weather is cool with some rain on the coast. The desert temperature can drop to sub-freezing at night. The Sahara is very dry and hot in the summer and cool/dry in the winter.

border countries: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger, Suddan, and Tunisia

Bodies of water: The Mediterranean Sea is located to the north of Libya. This sea is connected to the Atlantic Ocean.

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PLACE

A place is an area that is defined by everything in it. All places have features that give them personality and distinguish from other places, either physical and Human.

Natural resources: Apart from petroleum, Libya's other natural resources are natural gas and gypsum

The cultural groups that are found in Libya include, roots in Berber, African, Turkish and Muslim culture. The Libyan culture is a blend of many other cultures, due to its exposure to many historical eras.

Islam is Libya main religion that is practiced. Sunni Islam is the dominant religion in Libya. Other than the overwhelming majority of Sunni Muslims, there are also small Christian communities, composed exclusively of foreigners.

Holidays- eid ul- fitr, Labor Day, arafat day, martyr's day.

Customs- it is important to dress modestly, especially if you are a woman. Upper legs, arms, shoulders and cleavage should be covered. It is also advisable to wear a head scarf, which becomes essential if visiting a mosque, cemetery or any site with religious significance.

Government- General National Congress. The General National Congress was the legislative authority of Libya. The law of Libya is based on sharia. In 2014, the General National Congress voted to replace itself with a new House of Representatives, now known as the Council of Deputies.

  1. Military dictatorship
  2. fired recently elected prime minister Mustafa Abushagu
  3. Political parties were banned in Libya from until 1972

Human

The environmental effects due to humans.. how people affect the environment

The main crops produced in the country are wheat, barley, maize and millet as cereal crops

  • Teachers
  • Flight trainers
  • Drilling engineer
  • Waiter
  • Cook
  • ISP engineer

Threatened/endangered species

Gerbil
Dama gazelle
Barbary sheep

Pollution and desertification are libyas main environmental issues. Another environmental problem in Libya is water pollution. The combined impact of sewage, oil products, and industrial waste threatens Liberia's coast and the Mediterranean Sea generally.

nationencyclopedia.com says "The Great Manmade River Project, currently under development to transport water from large aquifers under the Sahara Desert to coastal cities, is the world's most extensive water supply project." This will help with water pollution.

Region

How goeg geographers compare and contrast place. A region is defined by its uniform physical or human characteristics.

Education system - primary

Total population - around 6200 million

Area in sq miles - 679, 400

Per capita GDP - 11,964.73 USD (2013)

Male life expectancy - 75 years

Literacy rate - 96.7%

Climate region - Mediterranean along coast. Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Tunisia

Movement

The traveling of people, goods, and ideas

Goods - crude, oil, petroleum, natural gas

Flag - adopte in 1977. Chosen by Muammer Gaddafi, based on the banner Senussi Dynasty.

Independence - On November 21, 1949, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution stating that Libya should become independent

Technology - Communications in Libya describes the overall environment for the radio, television, telephone, Internet, and newspaper markets in Libya.

Transportation - 234 out of 1000 Libyans have cars. The best roads run along the coast between Tripoli and Tunis in Tunisia, and between Benghazi and Tobruk, connecting with Alexandria in Egypt. An efficient bus service goes along these routes, with two main bus transport companies.

Current events

Refugee women and children are being beaten, raped, and starved in Libyan 'hellholes'. Militia-run detention centres in Libya are ‘no more than forced labour camps and makeshift prisons’

NGOs who rescue people in the sea off Libya are encouraging traffickers who profit from dangerous Mediterranean crossings, the head of the EU border agency Frontex has said.

Brochure

Libya has many beautiful and historical places to visit and look at. The luxury hotels in Libya are very fancy and nice, there are many different ones to choose from, mainly in Tripoli. There are also many tour attraction to go see.

HS resident

Growing up in Libya: you practice religions, go to school, but sometimes you feel attacked by other countries.

Typical teen- all teens in Libya go to school because of frees and compulsory education. School usually starts at 9:00, but in hot summers they get out early. Many of the teens ride the bus or drive cars, just like in the US. They come home from school then eat, do homework, relax, hang with family, play video game, listen to the radio, etc. They also go to parties and stay with friends for fun. Boys wear loose cotton shirts and trousers and cover themselves with a cloak. They also wear a flat hat. Girls are fully clothed, everything covered but face and hands and sometimes feet.

Credits:

Created with images by markusspiske - "globe africa europe" • D-Stanley - "Ahmed Pasha Karamanli Mosque" • D-Stanley - "Al-Saraya al-Hamra Fortress, Tripoli" • Tark Siala - "some day in tripoli" • WikiImages - "africa continent aerial view" • Tark Siala - "Rainy day" • Tark Siala - "Summer" • Studiolarsen - "australia outback landscape" • Unsplash - "cinque terre town italy" • shankar s. - "Gerbil" • regexman - "Dama Gazelle" • Modern Relics - "Barbary Sheep" • James St. John - "Crude oil-filled concretion (near Neota, Illinois, USA) 2" • jill111 - "olive oil truffles oil french oil" • 316th ESC - "160304-A-PF724-177" • Tama66 - "fire flame torch" • KalakutaCitizen - "Libya_Independence_Flag"

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