“الحرية والعدالة والديمقراطية” (arabic)
“Freedom, Justice, Democracy”


 “Libiya, Libiya, Libiya” (arabic)
“Libya, Libya, Libya”


Capital: Tripoli
Largest City: Tripoli
Total area: 1,759,540 sq km
Climate: Mediterranean along coast, dry, extreme desert interior
Natural resources: Petroleum, natural gas, gypsum
Border countries: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia

People and Society

Population: 6,411,776
Demonym: Libyan
Languages: Arabic (official), Italian, English (all widely understood in the major cities), Berber
Ethnic groups: Berber and Arab
Religions: Muslim 96.6%, Christian 2.7%, Buddhist 0.3%, Hindu <.1, Jewish <.1


Independence:  24 December 1951 (from UN trusteeship)
Government type: Transitional government
Chief of state: Speaker of the House of Representatives
Aqilah Salah ISSA (since 5 August 2014)


Currency: Libyan Dinar
Exports: Crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas, chemicals
Industries: Petroleum, petrochemicals, aluminum, iron and steel,
food processing, textiles, handicrafts, cement

Tourism and Attraction

Old Town of Ghadamès
Meditarranean rocky coast lof Libya
The Temple of Zeus in Cyrene
The theatre Leptis Magna

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