Libya Facts

Libya Facts

Libya, known officially as the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. See below for more Libya facts.

CAPITAL
Tripoli

POPULATION
5,900,754
note: includes 166,510 non-nationals (July 2006 est.)

AREA
total: 1,759,540 sq km
land: 1,759,540 sq km
water: 0 sq km
slightly larger than Alaska

GOVERNMENT
Jamahiriya (a state of the masses) in theory, governed by the
populace through local councils; in fact, a military dictatorship

MONEY
Piastres, Dinar

CLIMATE
Mediterranean along coast; dry, extreme desert interior

LANGUAGES
Arabic, Italian, English, all are widely understood in the major cities

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