Libya’s Green Mountain: the Jabal Al Akhdar – February 6th, 2009
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.
Libya’s climate is mostly dry and desertlike in nature. However, the northern regions enjoy a milder Mediterranean climate.
The Jabal Al Akhdar, or “Green Mountain”, near the coastal city of Benghazi (or Benghasi), is Libya’s wettest region. Annual rainfall averages are between 400 and 600 millimetres (15-24 inches).
This wetter, coastal part of the country, which appears dark green and brown, can be easily distinguished from the yellow and tan sands of the arid desert further inland.
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