Benghazi Tourism

Benghazi /bɛnˈɡɑːzi/ (Arabic: بنغازي‎‎ Banghāzī) is the second largest city in Libya, and the largest in Cyrenaica. A port on the Mediterranean Sea, in the Kingdom 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. On 15 February 2011, an uprising against the government of Muammar Gaddafi occurred in the city. The revolts spread by 17 February to Al Bayda, Tobruk, Ajdabya, Al Marj in the East and Zintan, Zawiya in the West, calling for the end of the Gaddafi Regime. Benghazi was taken by Gaddafi opponents on 21 February, who founded the National Transitional Council. On 19 March, the city was the site of the turning point of the Libyan Civil War, when the Libyan Army attempted to score a decisive victory against the NTC by attacking Benghazi, but was forced back by local resistance and intervention from the French Air Force authorized by UNSC Resolution 1973 to protect civilians, allowing the rebellion to continue.

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A place in Libya, Benghazi is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Benghazi.

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  • Know the pollution level of Benghazi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 83.33 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • How safe is Benghazi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Benghazi.

    • Burglary and Theft 54.76 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 60.23 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 69.32 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80.68 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 68.18 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 67.05 (High)
    • Attacks 57.95 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 61.36 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 56.82 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 27.27 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 60.23 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 57.95 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.1 (High)
    • Safety Index 36.23 (Low)
    • Climate Index 95.91 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 71.26 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 42.59 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.73 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Benghazi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 124.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 102.21 USD

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