Libya (GPS: 25 00 N, 17 00 E) located in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria. The country’s area measurements are total: 1,759,540 sq km; land: 1,759,540 sq km, water: 0 sq km. This sovereign state is about 2.5 times the size of Texas, slightly larger than Alaska. The total irrigated land is 4,700 sq km (2012).
One of Libya’s important features: More than 90% of the country is desert or semidesert. The volcano Waw an Namus lies in south-central Libya in the middle of the Sahara. The caldera is an oasis – the name means “oasis of mosquitoes” – containing several small lakes surrounded by vegetation and hosting various insects and a broad diversity of birds.