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Benghazi

Area of Benghazi 12,961.3 km²
Population 736,945
Male Population 373,818 (50.7%)
Female Population 363,126 (49.3%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +139.1%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +17.8%
Median Age 23.7 years old
Male Median Age 23.7 years old
Female Median Age 23.8 years old
Timezone Eastern European Standard Time
Benghazi is the second-most populous city in Libya and the largest in Cyrenaica. Source: Wikipedia

Benghazi Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 308,251 515,619 625,852 736,945
Population Density 23.8 / km² 39.8 / km² 48.3 / km² 56.9 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Benghazi Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 17.8% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Benghazi +139.1% +42.9% +17.8%
Libya +139.8% +43% +17.7%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Benghazi Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 40,988 39,039 80,028
5-9 37,427 35,958 73,386
10-14 38,567 36,947 75,514
15-19 40,416 39,289 79,706
20-24 40,290 39,451 79,742
25-29 39,934 38,857 78,792
30-34 34,617 33,933 68,550
35-39 27,169 27,189 54,358
40-44 19,595 19,609 39,205
45-49 14,000 13,699 27,700
50-54 8,996 9,451 18,447
55-59 8,546 8,462 17,008
60-64 7,135 6,097 13,232
65-69 5,943 5,187 11,131
70-74 4,218 3,828 8,047
75-79 3,217 3,136 6,354
80-84 1,691 1,727 3,419
85 Plus 1,069 1,266 2,335
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Benghazi Population Density

Population Density: 56.9 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Benghazi 736,945 12,961.3 km² 56.9 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Benghazi Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Ancient Population until 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
0 54,361 n/a n/a
100 61,156 1.2% 679
200 67,951 1.1% 679
300 61,156 -1% -679
400 54,361 -1.2% -679
500 57,079 0.5% 271
600 59,797 0.5% 271
700 62,515 0.4% 271
800 65,233 0.4% 271
900 66,592 0.2% 135
1000 67,951 0.2% 135
1100 47,566 -3.5% -2,038
1200 27,181 -5.4% -2,038
1300 40,771 4.1% 1,359
1400 54,361 2.9% 1,359
1500 67,951 2.3% 1,359
1600 67,951 0% 0
1700 67,951 0% 0
1800 65,826 -0.3% -212
1900 87,898 2.9% 2,207
1910 90,885 3.4% 2,987
1920 90,139 -0.8% -746
1930 89,053 -1.2% -1,086
1940 112,733 26.6% 23,680
1950 127,936 13.5% 15,203
1960 166,492 30.1% 38,556
1970 244,238 46.7% 77,746
1990 515,619 45.3% 135,690
2000 625,852 21.4% 110,233
2020 795,769 12.8% 84,958
2030 884,559 11.2% 88,790
2040 963,924 9% 79,365
2050 1,031,133 7% 67,209
2060 1,065,048 3.3% 33,915
2070 1,074,798 0.9% 9,750
2080 1,072,072 -0.3% -2,726
2090 1,057,476 -1.4% -14,596
2100 1,033,094 -2.3% -24,382
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Benghazi CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Benghazi 2,919,849 t 3.96 t 225.3 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Benghazi Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1922 to 2019)

Average Temp
22.0°C
71.7°F
Average High
28.8°C
83.8°F
Average Low
15.3°C
59.6°F
   Record High Temperature
45.0°C
113.0°F
   Record Low Temperature
1.3°C
34.3°F
   Average Precipitation
4.5 mm
0.2 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
1.7 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Drought Medium (2.2)
Earthquake Medium (3.7)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

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Al Khums 7,993 km² 597,728 74.8 / km²
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