Libya

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 1,113,382
1960 1,428,435
1970 2,075,651
1980 3,078,255
1990 4,259,811
2000 5,176,185
2010 6,040,612
2020 6,767,203
2025 7,145,486
2050 8,350,277
2075 8,295,976
2100 7,638,728
source: UN - WPP 2012 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name Libya
Capital Tripoli
Region Northern Africa
ISO code LY
Statistical agency


Administrative units

sha'biyah (district)native namecapital [native name]area in
sq.km.
population
2006-04-15
census, incl. non-Libyans
population
2006-04-15
census, Libyans only
Al ButnanالبطنانTubruq84,996159,536151,055
Al Jabal al Akhdarالجبل الاخضرAl Bayda'11,429203,156191,596
Al Jabal al Gharbiالجبل الغربيGharyan76,717304,159290,335
Al JifarahالجفارةAziziyah2,666453,198425,858
Al KufrahالكفرةAl Kufrah433,61150,10442,888
Al MarjالمرجAl Marj13,515185,848176,928
Al MarqabالمرقبAl Khums6,796432,202415,304
Al WahahالواحاتAjdabiya108,523177,047162,304
An Nuqat al Khamsالنقاط الخمسZuwarah6,089287,662270,699
Az ZawiyahالزاويةAz Zawiyah2,753290,993271,943
BanghaziبنغازيBanghazi11,372670,797622,847
DarnahدرنةDarnah31,511163,351156,606
GhatغاتGhat68,48223,51821,399
MisratahمصراتةMisratah29,172550,938517,478
MurzuqمرزقMurzuq356,30878,62172,382
NalutنالوتNalut67,19193,22487,129
SabhaسبهاSabha107,310212,694193,909
SurtسرتSurt225,437193,720177,851
TarabulusطرابلسTarabulus8351,065,4051,004,406
Wadi al Hayatوادي الحياةAwbari31,48576,85871,074
total  1,676,1985,673,0315,323,991
source: Secretariat of Health and Environment, Libya.

Main cities

namenative namepopulation
1990-07-01
estimate
Tripoliطرابلس1,500,000
Benghaziبنغازي800,000
Misratahمصراتة360,000
Zuwarahزوارة280,000
Al Khumsألخمس200,000
Sabhaسبها150,000
source: UN Statistics Division.