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Libya Population 2023

Libya, officially the State of Libya,  is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa. Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa and the 16th largest country in the world. As per the UN World Population Prospects report,  the population of Libya in 2023 is 6,888,388 (68.9 Lakh)

Estimated Population of Libya in 2023  – 6.9 million

Libya 2023 Population
Total Population6,888,388
Global Rank108
Land Area 1,759,540  sq. km (679,360 sq. mi)
Area Rank16
Pop. Density4 people/sq. km
Capital CityTripoli

Source: UN World Population Prospects

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Religion in Libya

Islam is the majority religion in Libya and its followed by 96.6% of the population. Most Muslims belong to the Sunni branch and a small number of Ibadi Muslims live in the country.  Christianity at 2.7% is the minority religion and other smaller religion is followed by 0.7% of the population. Other religion includes Hinduism, Buddhism, and Baháʼí Faith.

Religion percentage in Libya

  • Islam – 96.6%
  • Christianity – 2.7%
  • Buddhism – 0.3%
  • Other – 0.4%

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Libya Demographics
Fertility Rate* 2.25
Infant mortality rate ** 9
Median Age  28.8 Years
Life Expectancy 73.44 years
Urban Population 78%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Top Cities in Libya by Population

# City Population
1Tripoli1,250,000
2Benghazi700,000
3Misrata350,000
4Beida250,000
5Khoms201,000
6Zawiya200,000
7Ajdabiya134,000
8Sebha130,000
9Sirte128,000
10Tobruk120,000
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