Cyrenaica, home of ancient civilisations

At 1,770km, Libya’s coastline is the longest of any African country bordering the Mediterranean.

Jabal Akhdar means ‘Green Mountains’ and is one of the few forested areas in Libya.

The temperature in the Jabal Akhdar is on average five degrees cooler than elsewhere in Libya.

Jabal Akhdar receives 500mm of rain a year, making it the wettest region in Libya.

The Great Man-Made River supplies Libya’s cities with water from ancient aquifers deep in the desert.

In 365AD a huge earthquake in Crete destroyed most of the Greek and Roman buildings in Cyrenaica.

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