Libya is located in the North of Africa with the majority of the country’s northern area lining the Mediterranean Sea. To the east is Egypt and a small part of Sudan. To the west you will find Tunisia and Algeria, and to the south it is bordered by Chad and Niger.
Due to its location on the Mediterranean, Libya has historically been a major jumping point for refugees trying to reach Europe. Often boats will leave from Libya heading to Malta or to the Italian island of Lampedusa. Libya has the longest Mediterranean coastline of all African countries.
Libya is a very large country being the 4 th largest country in Africa and 16 th largest country in the world.
The majority of the country is made up of the Libyan Sahara and is one of the driest and harshest deserts in the entire world. Some areas of Libya only experience rain every few decades. Libya has also recorded some of earth’s hottest temperatures with the town of Aziziya recording a temperature of 58 degrees Celsius in 1922.
Thankfully the northern part of the country has a milder (but still hot) climate, with coastal and greener areas collecting most of the country’s rainfall.