Libya Population 2022


Libya map
  • The current population of Libya is estimated at 7,037,839 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Libya represent 0.09% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Libya is 4 inhabitants per km2.
  • Libya is located in Africa.
  • Libya ranks number 108 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Libya is 32.8911° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 13.1855° E.
  • The median age in Libya is 28.8 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Libya is 450.00 LYD per month, around USD $93.200 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Libya shares its land boundary with are Tunisia and Algeria to the west, Niger and Chad to the south, and Sudan and Egypt to the east. It is also bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north.

Libya

Official name State of Libya
Location Africa
Capital Tripoli
Population 7,011,320 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 4/km2
Population growth rate 1.35% (in 2022)
Area 1,759,541 km2 (679,362.30 sq mi)
Official language Arabic
Currency Libyan dinar (LYD)
Life expectancy 73.29 years
Internet TLD .ly
Call code +218

Libya Population Graph

Libya Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 6,872,936 3,469,458 3,403,478 50.48% 49.52% 5,545,772 80.69%
2019 6,779,080 3,423,435 3,355,645 50.5% 49.5% 5,449,702 80.39%
2018 6,680,168 3,374,821 3,305,347 50.52% 49.48% 5,350,815 80.1%
2017 6,582,302 3,326,695 3,255,607 50.54% 49.46% 5,253,993 79.82%
2016 6,493,718 3,283,873 3,209,845 50.57% 49.43% 5,165,103 79.54%
2015 6,419,855 3,249,089 3,170,766 50.61% 49.39% 5,089,019 79.27%
2014 6,363,566 3,225,055 3,138,511 50.68% 49.32% 5,027,853 79.01%
2013 6,321,867 3,208,980 3,112,887 50.76% 49.24% 4,979,102 78.76%
2012 6,287,260 3,197,072 3,090,188 50.85% 49.15% 4,936,128 78.51%
2011 6,248,937 3,183,833 3,065,104 50.95% 49.05% 4,891,668 78.28%
2010 6,199,154 3,165,288 3,033,866 51.06% 48.94% 4,838,440 78.05%
2009 6,135,459 3,138,901 2,996,558 51.16% 48.84% 4,775,841 77.84%
2008 6,060,194 3,106,455 2,953,739 51.26% 48.74% 4,704,529 77.63%
2007 5,977,773 3,070,782 2,906,991 51.37% 48.63% 4,629,187 77.44%
2006 5,889,817 3,031,489 2,858,328 51.47% 48.53% 4,549,884 77.25%
2005 5,801,514 2,991,261 2,810,253 51.56% 48.44% 4,471,807 77.08%
2004 5,713,018 2,950,202 2,762,816 51.64% 48.36% 4,394,453 76.92%
2003 5,623,355 2,907,275 2,716,080 51.7% 48.3% 4,317,050 76.77%
2002 5,533,863 2,864,881 2,668,982 51.77% 48.23% 4,240,599 76.63%
2001 5,445,971 2,822,647 2,623,324 51.83% 48.17% 4,166,168 76.5%
2000 5,360,572 2,782,137 2,578,435 51.9% 48.1% 4,094,941 76.39%
1999 5,278,559 2,744,323 2,534,236 51.99% 48.01% 4,026,485 76.28%
1998 5,199,372 2,708,353 2,491,019 52.09% 47.91% 3,961,402 76.19%
1997 5,120,567 2,672,424 2,448,143 52.19% 47.81% 3,897,264 76.11%
1996 5,038,691 2,634,228 2,404,463 52.28% 47.72% 3,831,925 76.05%
1995 4,951,270 2,592,980 2,358,290 52.37% 47.63% 3,762,470 75.99%
1994 4,857,298 2,547,653 2,309,645 52.45% 47.55% 3,688,632 75.94%
1993 4,757,512 2,498,170 2,259,342 52.51% 47.49% 3,610,476 75.89%
1992 4,653,221 2,446,198 2,207,023 52.57% 47.43% 3,528,537 75.83%
1991 4,546,517 2,393,287 2,153,230 52.64% 47.36% 3,445,351 75.78%
1990 4,438,881 2,340,178 2,098,703 52.72% 47.28% 3,361,121 75.72%
1989 4,331,099 2,288,120 2,042,979 52.83% 47.17% 3,277,343 75.67%
1988 4,222,561 2,235,846 1,986,715 52.95% 47.05% 3,192,678 75.61%
1987 4,111,772 2,182,529 1,929,243 53.08% 46.92% 3,106,855 75.56%
1986 3,996,598 2,124,591 1,872,007 53.16% 46.84% 3,017,831 75.51%
1985 3,875,718 2,061,107 1,814,611 53.18% 46.82% 2,924,229 75.45%
1984 3,748,585 1,990,873 1,757,712 53.11% 46.89% 2,822,685 75.3%
1983 3,616,489 1,915,293 1,701,196 52.96% 47.04% 2,678,372 74.06%
1982 3,482,183 1,836,852 1,645,331 52.75% 47.25% 2,533,985 72.77%
1981 3,349,453 1,759,803 1,589,650 52.54% 47.46% 2,393,184 71.45%
1980 3,221,072 1,686,231 1,534,841 52.35% 47.65% 2,257,649 70.09%
1979 3,098,272 1,617,918 1,480,354 52.22% 47.78% 2,128,513 68.7%
1978 2,981,783 1,554,403 1,427,380 52.13% 47.87% 2,005,845 67.27%
1977 2,868,218 1,493,768 1,374,450 52.08% 47.92% 1,887,287 65.8%
1976 2,757,177 1,434,559 1,322,618 52.03% 47.97% 1,773,141 64.31%
1975 2,647,517 1,375,915 1,271,602 51.97% 48.03% 1,662,376 62.79%
1974 2,539,178 1,317,833 1,221,345 51.9% 48.1% 1,554,993 61.24%
1973 2,432,942 1,260,751 1,172,191 51.82% 48.18% 1,448,330 59.53%
1972 2,329,582 1,205,093 1,124,489 51.73% 48.27% 1,311,322 56.29%
1971 2,230,147 1,151,871 1,078,276 51.65% 48.35% 1,181,755 52.99%
1970 2,135,447 1,101,464 1,033,983 51.58% 48.42% 1,060,677 49.67%
1969 2,045,659 1,053,924 991,735 51.52% 48.48% 948,163 46.35%
1968 1,960,672 1,009,354 951,318 51.48% 48.52% 844,461 43.07%
1967 1,880,560 967,360 913,200 51.44% 48.56% 749,215 39.84%
1966 1,805,312 928,291 877,021 51.42% 48.58% 662,550 36.7%
1965 1,734,867 891,548 843,319 51.39% 48.61% 584,130 33.67%
1964 1,669,323 857,531 811,792 51.37% 48.63% 516,155 30.92%
1963 1,608,614 826,184 782,430 51.36% 48.64% 482,584 30%
1962 1,552,211 797,060 755,151 51.35% 48.65% 451,538 29.09%
1961 1,499,424 769,654 729,770 51.33% 48.67% 422,838 28.2%
1960 1,449,720 743,851 705,869 51.31% 48.69% 396,064 27.32%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Libya ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Libya. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Libya

# City Population 2022
1 Tripoli 2,222,886
2 Benghazi 1,502,501
3 Misrata 550,660
4 Zawiya 235,615
5 Bayda 210,087
6 Gharyan 188,365
7 Tobruk 173,552
8 Marj 163,594
9 Ajdabiya 161,514
10 Zliten 159,548
11 Derna 151,275
12 Sirte 129,148
13 Sabha 104,314
14 Bani Walid 95,845
15 Khoms 89,218
16 Sabratha 80,744
17 Zuwara 76,553
18 Al Qubah 71,224
19 Kufra 69,581
20 Tocra 61,166
21 Tarhuna 51,161
22 Msallata 46,497
23 Jumayl 39,655
24 Sorman 37,085
25 Al Gseibat 32,881
26 Shahhat 29,060
27 Ubari 28,063
28 Asbi'a 27,917
29 Jadid 27,696
30 Waddan 27,262
31 El Agheila 27,078
32 Abyar 26,887
33 Nofaliya 26,252
34 Regdalin 26,045
35 Gasr Akhyar 25,501
36 Tawergha 24,463
37 Al Maya 23,440
38 Murzuk 22,621
39 Brega 21,950
40 Teghsat 21,863
41 Hun 19,996
42 Jalu 19,011
43 Ajaylat 18,447
44 Nalut 17,328
45 Suluq 17,159
46 Shuhada' al Buerat 16,429
47 Zaltan 15,950
48 Susa 15,170
49 Mizda 13,926
50 Ra's Lanuf 13,248
51 Al Urban 12,713
52 Yafran 12,503
53 Ar Rayaniya 12,366
54 Umm al Rizam 12,209
55 Taucheira 11,845
56 Brak 11,742
57 Abu Ghlasha 11,297
58 Ad Dawoon 11,015
59 Teji 10,931
60 Qaminis 10,831
61 Qatrun 10,748
62 Benina 10,614
63 Kikla 10,450
64 Al Rheibat 10,156
65 Sokna 10,024
66 Massa 9,873
67 Bin Jawad 9,819
68 Umm al Aranib 9,803
69 Jadu 9,790
70 Ghadames 9,749
71 Ar Rabta 9,615
72 Ghat 9,386
73 Al Abraq 9,010
74 Sidi as Said 8,969
75 Ar Rajban 8,917
76 Awjila 8,635
77 Ras al Hamam 8,494
78 Tolmeita 8,408
79 Wadi Utba 8,330
80 Zella 8,305
81 Martuba 8,267
82 Al Barkat 8,259
83 Al Hashan 7,644
84 Traghan 7,643
85 El Bayyada 7,581
86 Qayqab 7,386
87 Mashashita 7,370
88 Bu-Fakhra 7,253
89 Musaid 7,211
90 Tacnis 7,123
91 Wadi Zem-Zem 6,899
92 Batta 6,843
93 Tazirbu 6,729
94 Farzougha 6,663
95 Qaryat ‘Umar al Mukhtar 6,627
96 Bi'r al Ashhab 6,491

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
Tanzania 63,582,799 47.5/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Uganda 49,130,208 161.1/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2