Buddhism in Libya

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Libya's 2007 census has over 13,000 workers from Sri Lanka[1] and some other Buddhist countries (about 12,000 Koreans[2] and more than 2,000 citizens from China[3]) which made up about 0.3% of total population of Libya. This makes Libya the country with the one of highest proportion of Buddhists in North Africa. Although Libya does not have any Buddhist pagodas or temples.


  • Country Profile of Libya (Religious Intelligence) [1]
  • Religious Freedom Profile of Libya [4]
  • The US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2006 - Libya[5]