About 70% of Libyans live in the large coastal cities of Tripoli, Misratah, and Benghazi. Many people moved there during the 1970’s to seek work when oil production started to progress. The government used profits from oil to improve farmland and to pipe water supplies across the country. In the same year, new industries were developed such as mining and food processing. Almost three fourth of the landscape in Libya is covered in the scorching dunes of the Sahara Desert.
The capital has grown to accommodate the workers coming from the countryside and their extended families by...More