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Libya

Common English Name: Libya

Capital: Tripoli

REGION
Northern Africa (Maghreb)
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Tunisia (Northwest)
Algeria (West)
Niger (Southwest)
Chad (South)
Sudan (Southeast)
Egypt (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Mediterranean Sea (North)
TOTAL AREA
1,759,540 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
4,348 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
1,770 km
CLIMATE
Mediterranean along coast
Dry and extreme desert in interior
TERRAIN
Barren plains
Plateaus
Depressions
HIGHEST POINT
Bikku Bitti (2,267 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sabkhat Ghuzayyil (-47 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Petroleum
Natural gas
Gypsum
NATURAL DISASTERS
Dust winds
Dust storms
Sandstorms
DEMONYM
Libyan
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Libyan Arab (75%)
Other Arab (15%)
Black (6%)
Berber (3%)
Tuareg and Toubou (1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Arabic
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Italian
English
Berber
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (96.6%)
Christian (2.7%)
Buddhist (0.3%)
Atheist (0.2%)
POPULATION
6,541,948
LARGEST CITY
Tripoli (1,150,989)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Benghazi (650,629)
Misratah (386,120)
Tarhunah (210,697)
al-Hums (201,943)
as-Zawiyah (200,000)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Transitional government
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
22 Districts
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
24 December 1951 (from the United Kingdom and France)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Star and crescent
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Allahu Akbar
GDP PER CAPITA
$14,700 (USD)
CURRENCY
LD (Libyan Dinar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = LD1.40
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ly
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+218

Asida is Libya’s traditional dessert.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ly.html (Majority of information)

http://bit.ly/2fJfRTp (Ethnic data)

http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/libya-population/cities/ (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 11 November 2016