Libya

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 1,113,382
1960 1,434,576
1970 2,114,264
1980 3,191,304
1990 4,398,419
2000 5,337,264
2010 6,265,697
2020 6,700,086
2025 7,086,250
2050 8,374,998
2075 8,499,805
2100 8,143,875
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name Libya
Capital Tripoli
Region Northern Africa
ISO code LY
Statistical agency Bureau of Statistics and Census Libya


Administrative units

baladiyahnative nameadministrative center [native name]area in
sq.km.
population
2006-04-15
census, incl. non-Libyans
population
2012
estimate
AjdabiyaاجدابياAjdabiya [اجدابيا]  130,335
Al ButnanالبطنانTubruq [Tobruk] [طبرق]84,996159,536164,510
Al Gabal al Gharbiالجبل الغربيGharyan [غريان]76,717304,159307,616
Al Jabal al Akhdarالجبل الأخضرAl Baida' [البيضاء]11,429203,156209,978
Al JifarahالجفارةAziziyah [العزيزية]2,666453,198443,768
Al JufrahالجفرةHun [هون]  42,711
Al KufraالكفرةAl Gawf [الجوف]433,61150,10435,315
Al MargالمرجAl Marg [المرج]13,515185,848190,001
Al WahatالواحاتAjdabiya [أجدابيا]108,523177,04734,849
Az ZawiyaالزاويةZawiya [الزاوية]2,753290,993300,894
BanghaziبنغازيBanghazi [بنغازي]11,372670,797562,067
DarnahدرنةDarnah [درنة]31,511163,351164,440
GatغاتGat [غات]68,48223,51823,929
MisratahمصراتةMisratah [مصراتة]29,172550,938502,613
MurqubالمرقبAl Khums [الخمس]6,796432,202448,260
MurzuqمرزقMurzuq [مرزق]356,30878,62181,791
NalutنالوتNalut [نالوت]67,19193,22497,333
Nuqat al Khamsالنقاط الخمسZuwarah [زوارة]6,089287,662292,440
SabhaسبهاSabha [سبها]107,310212,694116,016
Surt [Sirte]سرتSurt [سرت]225,437193,720117,473
Tarabulus [Tripoli]طرابلسTarabulus [طرابلس]8351,065,405940,653
Wadi al Hayahوادي الحياةUbari (Awbari) [أوباري]31,48576,85873,872
Wadi as Sati'وادي الشاطئBrak [براك]  82,505
total  1,676,1985,673,0315,363,369
source: 2012: Bureau of Statistics and Census Libya.
source: 2006: 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.