The Arab Economic Summit,
19-20 January 2009,
State of Kuwait

Socialist People's Libyan Arab Great Jamahiriya

President Colonel Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi


Libya extends over 1,759,540 square kilometres (679,182 sq. mi), making it the 17th largest nation in the world by size.

It is bound to the north by the Mediterranean Sea, the west by Tunisia and Algeria, the southwest by Niger, the south by Chad and Sudan and to the east by Egypt. At 1770 kilometres (1100 miles), Libya's coastline is the longest of any African country bordering the Mediterranean. The portion of the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya is often called the Libyan Sea.

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