Population of Cities in Libya (2021)

Its troubled past and ongoing war means that Libya's fascinating history and diverse landscape of desserts, highlands and coastline are often overlooked. Libya's capital city of Tripoli has a population of 1.1 million people, and is situated on the northwest coast (where the majority of the country's population live) on the edge of the desert. The city functions as the political and administrative center of Libya as well as its main sea port. Tripoli's history can be dated back as far as the seventh century BC, and there are still many significant archaeological sites in the city.

Libya's second-largest city is Benghazi, which is also located along the country's Mediterranean coast. Benghazi previously had joint-capital status alongside Tripoli, and it remains an important center of government and commerce. It is home to Libya's parliament and national library, as well as major companies and organisations. The city has a population of around 700,000 residents. Today, Benghazi is known for being the location of the 2011 uprising against the government, and heavy fighting took place in the city during the Second Libyan Civil War in 2014-2017. Benghazi remains a politically unstable city.

Libya has 1 cities with more than a million people, 14 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 28 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Libya is , with a population of people.

Name 2021 Population
Tripoli1,150,989
Benghazi650,629
Misratah386,120
Tarhuna210,697
Al Khums201,943
Az Zawiyah200,000
Zawiya186,123
Ajdabiya134,358
Al Ajaylat130,546
Sabha130,000
Sirte128,123
Al Jadid126,386
Tobruk121,052
Zliten109,972
Sabratah102,038
Tagiura100,000
Al Marj85,315
Gharyan85,219
Darnah78,782
Al Bayda'74,594
Yafran67,638
Bani Walid46,350
At Taj46,050
Zuwarah45,000
Murzuq43,732
Ubari42,975
Brak39,444
Zintan33,000
Al Abyar32,563
Waddan27,590
Nalut26,256
Mizdah26,107
Surman25,235
Al Qubbah24,631
Ghat24,347
Masallatah23,702
Tukrah23,164
Az Zuwaytinah21,015
Hun18,878
Zaltan17,700
Al Jawf17,320
Qaryat Suluq15,543
Al Burayqah13,780
Al Bardiyah9,149
Ghadamis7,000
Awjilah6,610
Giado6,013
Idri4,611
Al 'Aziziyah4,000

Population of All Cities in Libya

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