Libya Facts

Libya Facts
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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