A Caravan in Libyan Desert

A Caravan in Libyan Desert

Libya is a predominantly desert country. Up to 90% of the land area is covered in desert.

The Libyan Desert is one of the most arid and sun-baked places on earth. In places, decades may pass without seeing any rainfall at all, and even in the highlands rainfall seldom happens, once every 5–10 years. Likewise, the temperature in the Libyan Desert can be extreme; on 13 September 1922 the town of ‘Aziziya, which is located southwest of Tripoli, recorded an air temperature of 58 °C (136.4 °F), considered to be a world record. In September 2012, however, the world record figure of 58 °C was overturned by the World Meteorological Organization and the record went back to the Furnace Creek.

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