Libya By;Destiny Humphries

Location

There are two types of location. One is specific location that is shown by an address. (Absolute location). The other is is shown by saying where something is in relation to something else is located. (Relative Location)

Relative Location

Libya is located in Northern Africa. Libya is bordered by Algeria, chad, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, and Tunisia as well as the gulf of sidra and mediterranean sea

The Capital

A child playing football (soccer) in front of the former royal palace. Tripoli, Libya.
This is just a part of Tripoli, Libya

The capital of Libya is Tripoli

This is a video of Tripoli, Libya

This is the Main Street leading into Tripoli, Libya

The exact location of Tripoli, Libya is 32.8872N and 13.1913E.

The Marcus Aurelius triumphal arch in Tripoli,Libya

Tripoli,Libya is not only the capital of Libya but is also the largest city in Libya.

You can see all of these places in Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli, Libya is located on the continent of Africa

Interesting Landforms in Libya

These are two landforms found in Libya

The biggest land form of Libya is the Sahara Desert. It covers much of the country, over 3,629,000 square miles and is one of the most arid places on Earth.These granite mountains are ancient, having formed long before the sandstone surrounding them arrived. These mountains are huge and quite a sight to see.

Climate

The climate has marked seasonal variations influenced by both the Mediterranean Sea and the desert

Fact #1

Libya's climate is primarily dessert and arid.

Rainfall hardly ever happens in the desert areas.

Fact #2

Libya is on the hottest continent there is. That is because of its dry lands and dessert areas that take up 60% of the land.

Summers are very hot and dry; winters are mild with cooler evenings. The desert has hot days and cold nights.

Facts #3

Rainfall doesn't happen very frequently but when it does it can cause flooding.

Here are some more fun facts about Libya

Bordering countries

These are the flags of the countries that border libya

The countries that border Libya are Algeria, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia.

Bodies of water that boarder

This is what Coast of the Mediterranean sea looks like.

The Mediterranean sea borders A little bit of Libya.

Place

Place is divided into two parts. One is physical differences that is where things occur naturally such as mountains, rivers, types of soil, wildlife, climate etc. 

Natural Resources

(Left pic)is a petroleum plantation. (Right) is an oil plantation.

Natural Resource #1

Petroleum

Petroleum is a fossils fuel, which is one of Libyas natural resources.

Petroleum is a fundamental of importance for the global economy as a raw material.

Natural Resource #2

Oil

Oil represents 95 per cent export earnings

Oil reserves in Libya are the largest in Africa and among the ten largest globally with 46.4 billion barrels as of 2010.

Natural Resource #3

Natural gas

Natural gas production went up in 2010 and the went back down in 2011.

Libya is in rank 45 for natural gas production.

CULTURE groups

Most Libyans see themselves as Arabs although there is a strong Berber influence.

This is an example of so Men who see them selfs as Arabs
This is where you can find some of libyas tribes and culture Groups
These are some Berber women

ReligiOns

The many different types of religions in Libya for example there are Sunni Islams, Sunni Muslims, and there are also small communities of Christian people.

(left) this is a group of Sunni Muslims what it looks like to be praying. (Middle) is a small Christian community what it looks like to me meeting up. (Right) is a group of Sunni Islam's.

Holidays and traditions celebrated

Ei- ai-fitr, is the celebration after Ramadan, the month of fasting. Another tradition would be Eid al-Adha which commemorates the willingness of Abraham to obey gods comands.

This what Eid-ai-fitr looks like.
This is another picture taken of the Muslim community celebrating the end of Ramadan.
This is what Eid al-adha looked like in 2013.

Those were a few celebrations that Libya does they also have many different tradition like wedding traditions and clothing traditions.

Government

The government in Libya is considered to be a Transitional government. And they are also considered to be a constitutional republic.

This video I talking about Libya trying to change their government.

Human-Environment Interaction

Human-Environment Interaction is the relationship between people and their environment, or how they work together.

Crops

They grow many crops in Libya. The Main crops produced are wheat, Barley, Maize, and Millet, Ceral

They grow Wheat
They grow barely
They grow millet
In Libya they call this medic farming

Jobs

Most workers are employed in the oil industry. Other work ar state- owned manufacturing. Where they produce thing like machinery appliances etc.

This is some staff from the fox oil drilling company in Libya.
This is wintershall in Libya marketing steel
In Libya teachers play an important role and they are much needed in Libya

Endangered species

Libya has many in endangered species and plate like Arbutus Pavarii, Egyptian tortoise, and a four-toed jerboa etc.

(Left) is an indangered plant call Arbutus Pavatii. (Middle) is an indangered Egyptian tortoise. (Right) is an indangered four-toed jerboa.

The Arbutus Pavatii is indangered because of non-native plants that have moved in. The Egyptian Tortoise are on the brink of extinction due of habitat loss and because people capture them to make pets. The four-toed jerboa they are facing a very high risk of extinction due to habitat loss and restricted range.

Environmental Problems

Some environmental problems are Pollution and desertification. Another significant environmental problem in Libya is water pollution. The combined impact of sewage, oil byproducts, and industrial waste threatens Liberia's coast and the Mediterranean Sea generally

Geographers

Region

Region means that there are areas that can be grouped together by a set of things special to the area.

Education system

The education in Libya is way different then most schools in America. In Libya The first 9 years of school are compulsory and free . Then after the first 9 year there is the basic education. The basic education includes lessons in Arabic and Islamic languages.

This what most schools look like in Libya.
Most of the more wealthier school make the children wear uniforms
This is a group of people that showed up for spring voices education project .

Total population

The total population of Libya is 6,381,192.

Populatition density

The population density is 3.6 people living every square kilometer.

Population square miles

The population of the country in square miles 679,400 miles squared.

GDP

The GDP is 11,964.73 USD (2013)

Life Expectancy

Male;70 Female;76

Literacy rate

Total population 91% Male 96.7% Female 85.6%

Mediterranean along the coast
Extremely dry in desert interior

Movement

Movement is people and things such as goods as well as communications (the movement of ideas).

Imported and Exported

machinery, transport equipment, semi-finished goods, food, consumer products are all of the Main imports in Libya the Main export(s) would be oil.

Island sent six ships of exports to Libya this year
This is what it looks like when Libyan get their shipment in
This is a picture of Libya sending out the main exports
This is the foreign trade for important exports for Libya

Flag

This the flag of libya

The flag has three horizontal lines the top line is red. The middle line is double the size of the top and bottom line and it is black. The bottom line is green and it is the same size as the top line. And in the middle of the flag there is a white crescent and star.

The meaning of the colors on the flag are that red stands for Fezzan, black symbolizes Cyrenaica, and green denotes Tripolitania; the crescent and star represent Islam, the main religion of the country.

Independence

When Libya declared its independence on December 24, 1951, it was the first country to achieve independence through the United Nations and one of the first former European possessions in Africa to gain independence. Libya was proclaimed a constitutional and a hereditary monarchy under King Idris.

This video has no sound but it shows what it would have been like the day that Libya gained its independence.

Technology

Libya has there own technology company called Libya Telecom & Technology (LTT) was established in 1997 as a private company by Ahmed A. Al-Mosbahi. In Libya they have a lot of the stuff that we do but in the world not everything is about wifi like it is for most American. But in some places they may have more or Less access to technology. For the poverty level places you may little to no technology there. But for the wealthier level places you may more technology like phone computers IPads (tablets).

This video shows facts about LTT

Korean initiative plans to build training centers in Libya.
Bengladeshi refugees from Libya recharge their Cellular telephone
This picture was taken at the DCFM (DOHA center for media freedom) there large groups join to talk about media freedom.

Transportation

Popular ways of transporting to one place to another in Libya would be Taxi, Bus, Train, and Car.

(Left & right)This what some of the popular ways of transportation in Libya would like. (Middle) the middle picture is a taxie bus this Is used to pick a big group of people a multiple people.
But the number one most popular way to travel is but car or boat which ever one is needed.

Communication

There are many ways to communicate in Libya here are some of the most popular ways they spread the local information.

Some ways would be radio,television,phone,internet, newspapers.

The number one most popular way to communicate is by cell phones

Current event

Body's wash up on libyas beach

A current event in Libya would be that The bodies of at least 74 people, believed to be migrants, have washed ashore on the Libyan coast in the latest tragedy at sea for people fleeing to Europe to escape war and poverty. A torn rubber boat was found nearby and it was likely that more migrants had drowned in the incident, as such vessels usually carry about 120 people.

Refugees helping clean up the washed up bodies
117 migrant bodies wash ashore Libya's coastaline
Their bodies are believed to wash up soon
People throw flowers in the sea for the bodies that have drowned

Current Evernt

US bombing in Libya was linked to the Berlin truck attack

On December 19, 2016, the Tunisian extremist Anis Amri drove a truck into a Christmas market in the German capital, killing 12. Police shot him dead four days later near Milan, Italy. During investigations into Amri before the Berlin attack, two Libyan cell phone numbers were flagged by the German foreign intelligence service BND for further investigation, Germany's Ministry of Interior revealed last week. In a chronology it released, the ministry also stated Amri had wanted to join ISIS in Syria, Iraq or Libya and was believed to have lived in Berlin with a Moroccan national whose paternal cousins were said to be ISIS members in Syria, Iraq and Libya.Pentagon officials say among those present in the camps were ISIS fighters who had fled from the group's previous stronghold in Sirte who were trying to reconstitute themselves and conduct training.

People have came and gave their condolences for the people that died during the attack
This is just part of the aftermath of the attack
This truck was caught in the middle when the attack happened
This picture was taken right before the attack happened

Travel brochure

You should visit Libya for the following reason...

1.) The Sheer Number of Sights – Libya is home to the ruins of the prominent Roman city of Leptis Magna. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best preserved roman cities.

2.) It’s Safe – Crime rates are low in Libya (half that of the US). You’ll be safer in a tour group, although independent travelers can get around fine after learning the local way of doing things.

The best preserved roman City

3.) Your Dollar and Euro Go Far – Most strong foreign currencies go a long way in Libya and it’s an up and coming place to travel on a weak dollar.

This was take in roman, libya

4.) Coastline – Libya has over 2,000 kilometers of cheap Mediterranean coastline. A number of resorts have been popping up along this temperate region which is cheaper than comparable Spanish or Italian beaches.

One of libyas many beaches

5.) Open Roads – Admittedly not for everyone, but Libya’s (relatively) developed highway system is idea for car and motorcycle travel. It’s one of my personal ambitions and to tour across Africa, including Libya, on a motorcycle.

This is what some open roads look like in Libya

6.) It’s Unique – Thirsting to be ‘the first’ or one of the few travelers to a destination? Libya is just opening up into a tourist spot and I feel it will go the way of once cheap Morocco. Book a trip to Libya before you regret losing that cheap destination.

This video is just showing a guy traveling through the beautiful capital Libya.

Day in then life of a Libyan high school resident

The average teen in Libya is mostly like the average teens we have here in America. They like to hang out with their friend and the like to go to the movies. Some teens may have school but for the most part they usually just have jobs. They like to listen to music just like we teens do according to Atem a 17 years old girl in Libya. She says that her and her friend usually listen to rap or jazz music, some of her friend like classical, but not to many like Country music. She also says she likes her blue nail polish and that she would dress like any a,Erica with jeans a tshirt and jacket, but sometimes she will have to wear her traditional wardrobe outfit.

This is Atem she is 17 years old
These are some local Libyan boys.
This is a young Libyan girl

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