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Benghazi District

Annual Climate Emissions and Hazard Information

Benghazi is the second-most populous city in Libya and the largest in Cyrenaica.

A port on the Mediterranean Sea in the State of Libya, Benghazi had joint-capital status alongside Tripoli, possibly because the King and the Senussi royal family were associated with Cyrenaica rather than Tripolitania. The city was also provisional capital of the National Transitional Council. Benghazi continues to hold institutions and organizations normally associated with a national capital city, such as the country's parliament, national library, and the headquarters of Libyan Airlines, the national airline, and of the National Oil Corporation. This creates a constant atmosphere of rivalry and sensitivities between Benghazi and Tripoli, and between Cyrenaica and Tripolitania. The population was 670,797 at the 2006 census. Source: Wikipedia

Annual Weather Data

Month Average Average High Average Low Record High Record Low Average Precipitation
January 11.6°C 16.2°C 7.2°C 27.0°C 1.0°C 69.7 mm
February 12.2°C 17.1°C 7.3°C 31.6°C 0.0°C 46.8 mm
March 14.4°C 19.8°C 9.1°C 37.8°C 0.2°C 21.8 mm
April 18.4°C 24.9°C 12.0°C 39.6°C 1.0°C 7.0 mm
May 22.0°C 28.9°C 15.3°C 45.0°C 1.3°C 4.5 mm
June 24.8°C 31.4°C 18.2°C 45.0°C 5.0°C 0.4 mm
July 25.6°C 31.5°C 20.0°C 42.2°C 8.9°C 1.0 mm
August 26.0°C 31.8°C 20.2°C 43.9°C 14.4°C 1.2 mm
September 24.6°C 30.3°C 19.0°C 41.4°C 8.8°C 2.4 mm
October 22.0°C 27.7°C 16.4°C 40.0°C 1.1°C 16.0 mm
November 18.1°C 23.1°C 13.0°C 37.2°C 2.0°C 40.8 mm
December 13.7°C 18.1°C 9.4°C 30.0°C 1.0°C 69.7 mm
Sources: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

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.
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.

Benghazi District CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Benghazi District 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

Other Districts in Libya

Name Area Population
Al Batnan, Libya 79,721.9 km² 172,636
Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Libya 8,388.5 km² 228,235
Al Jufrah, Libya 1,333.4 km² 88,435
Al Marqab, Libya 7,993 km² 597,728
Al Wahat District 197,448.3 km² 198,148
Benghazi District 12,961.3 km² 736,945
Derna District 21,148.8 km² 177,649
Ghat District 50,340 km² 25,743
Jufra 115,068.4 km² 57,822
Kufra District 420,574.9 km² 53,631
Marj District 11,411.9 km² 213,899
Misrata District 26,239.2 km² 416,182
Murzuq District 280,514.6 km² 87,423
Nalut, Libya 66,582.2 km² 110,859
Sabha District 17,232.1 km² 147,822
Sirte District 69,496.6 km² 155,345
The Five Points, Libya 5,817.3 km² 315,020
Tripoli, Libya 2,581 km² 1.3 million
Wadi al Hayaa District 32,399.2 km² 84,626
Wadi al Shatii District 95,945.5 km² 87,244
Western Mountains, Libya 88,765.5 km² 326,398
Zawiya District 3,330.3 km² 672,202
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