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Libya. Brittany Lenneman and Ellen Swedzinski. Land Area. Libya -1,759,540 sq miles Minnesota - 86,943 sq miles. Terrain. Libya - mostly barren with flat to undulating plains, plateaus, and depressions, Sahara Desert

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Brittany Lenneman and Ellen Swedzinski

Land Area

Libya-1,759,540 sq miles

Minnesota- 86,943 sq miles


Libya- mostly barren with flat to undulating plains, plateaus, and depressions, Sahara Desert

Minnesota- once covered in glaciers that left ridges, is bordered by lake Superior, is mostly flat with hills



Libya- Mediterranean along the coast, dry, extreme desert interior

- more than 90% of Libya is desert or semi desert

Minnesota- cold winters, hot summers, rain, snow, hail, blizzards, polar fronts, tornadoes, and thunder storms. Average of 12 degrees F in January, 74 degrees F in July.



Arable land-1.03%

Crops-Wheat, barely, dives, dates, citrus, peanuts, soy beans, vegetables


Arable land-82.6%

Crops-Barely, corn, beans, peas, oats, potatoes, rye, soy beans, sunflowers, wheat

Arable land/crops

Environment Issues


Desertification, limited fresh water resources, the great manmade river project


Air quality, clean water, pollution


Libya- need for more freedom, dictatorship from Mu’ammar al-Gadhafi, limited economic relationships, country mostly desert

Minnesota-converting nature, protecting resources, allowing population and economic growth, forest conservation

Animals and Plants

Libya- sheep, goats, camel, desert fox, gazelle, ostriches, flamingo, hyraxes,

Minnesota-loons, eagles, trout, bears, deer, porcupine, wolves, turtles, snakes

Total Population

Libya- 5,670,688 people

Minnesota- 5,019,720 people


Libya- Arabic, Awjilan, Domari, Ghadames, Nafusi, Sawknah, Tamanaq, Tanaggart

Minnesota-English, Spanish, Miao, Hmong, German, African, Vietnamese, French, Chinese, Russian, Laotian

Activities for kids

Libya- soccer, arcade games, backgammon, bingo, blackjack, checkers, chess, cross word, canasta, euchre, roulette, scrabble.

Minnesota- T.V., video games, movies, bowling, board games, sports, music, computer


Libya’s Flag is green.

It’s a traditional

color of Islam

Minnesota’s flag is royal

Blue, with gold fringe.

Center-state seal

Around- wreath of state

flower, the lady slipper.

Life Expectancy

Libya- male-74 years

female-79 years

total-76 years

Minnesota- male-76


Tribe/ethnic group

Libya- Beber

Minnesota- Ojibwa


Berber- Tamazight

Ojibwa- Algonquian


Berber – Unknown; scattered throughout Libya

Ojibwa- About 140,000 people

Way of life

Berber- they raise sheep and cattle, making pottery , wood carving, jewelry, and weaving

Ojibwa- They used to farm or hunter gather by the great lakes, some still do.


Berber- Islam cultures such as Muslim holidays and weddings

Ojibwa- They had pow wows, moccasins, canoes, made maple sugar, made dream catchers


Berber- fighting with Arabs for the control for North Africa

Ojibwa- gambling, alcohol (some), discrimination, unemployment; 24.8%, graduate; 61.4%, GDP per capita; less than 5,000 dollars


Information found on- Google and CIA fact book

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