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Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 5,577   Population 2000 (UN '000) 5,290
Area (km2) 1,611,363   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 254
Number of Administrative Units 25   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 223
Number of Urban Extents 33   Number of Settlement Points 39

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 1.0
Leve1 Type Mohafada
Number of Units 25
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 223
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1984
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 4,545
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 5,035
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 5,577
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 4,311
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 4,755
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 5,290
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 1,611,363
Average Input Resolution (km) 254
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 39
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,618,858
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 9,713
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 118,912
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 33
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 2,424
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 34
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 310
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 10,223
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,415,816
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 8,890
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 119,047
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 3,928,558
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 1%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 74%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 88%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 33
Regression-estimated Extents 2
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Estimates of 1990 population were based on 1984-based census results reported in Europa (1992), Africa - South of the Sahara - 1993, 22nd edition, Europa Publications, London, and Government of Libya (1973), Population census preliminary results, Ministry of Planning Census and Statistical Department.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
UNEP/GRID-WRI-NCGIA Africa Population Database:
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
AFCities, Data provided by Uwe Deichman at the World Bank; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
AFCities, NIMA, Times Atlas of the World, 1, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Municipalities (baladiyas).
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Population data were extrapolated to 1995 and 2000 using growth rates derived from United Nations national level estimates and projections.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
Boundaries were digitized from the CIA map "Libya" dated 5-93. See: Projection information was included on the map, but the scale was not. Due to the small cartographic scale of the map, however, the accuracy of the boundaries is very low. While this may not be important in the uninhabited desert areas, it may lead to errors in the urbanized coastal regions-- particularly around Tripoli.