Libya

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INFORMATION

Capital: TripoliGovernment: Provisional Government

Chairman of the Presidential Council: Fayez al-Sarraj

Economy:

  • Depends primarily upon revenue from hydrocarbons, which contributes to about 95% of export earnings, 65% of GDP, and 80% of government revenue.
  • Substantial revenue from the energy sector coupled with a small population give Libya one of the highest per capita GDPs in Africa.

Population: 6,653,210 (2017)

Land Size: 1.77 million sq km (685,524 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Berber and Arab: 97%
  • Other: 3% (includes Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, and Tunisians)
Religions:

  • Sunni Muslim (official): 97%
  • Other: 3%

Language(s):

  • Arabic (official)
  • Italian
  • English

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Egyptian-Libyan Ties Are Strong, Profound - Khalifa Haftar - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Egypt Online] The Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan Army Khalifa Haftar praised the depth and strength of the Egyptian-Libyan ties, adding that both countries share common fate relationship.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: 122 Jailed Refugees Evacuated From Libya - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [CAJ News] Tripoli -MORE than 120 extremely vulnerable refugees, mostly women and children, have been evacuated from Libya where they had been held in detention.
  • Tue - Jun 19, 2018: We Never Sent Nigerian Migrants Back to Libya - Italian Envoy - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Daily Trust] The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefano Pontesilli has dismissed reports that Italy sometimes sent some migrants, including Nigerians on sea route to Europe back to Libya.
  • Thu - Jun 14, 2018: UN Extends Arms Embargo On War Afflicted Libya - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [CAJ News] Tripoli -THE Security Council, a principal organ of the United Nations (UN), has renewed measures designed to implement the arms embargo on crisis-torn Libya for another year.
  • Wed - Jun 13, 2018: China Provides U.S.$6M Medical Aid to Libya - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Focac] Chinese Charge d'Affaires in Libya Wang Qimin (R) and the Libyan UN-backed government's Health Minister Omar al-Tahir Bashir are interviewed by Xinhua in Tripoli, Libya, on June 11, 2018. The Chinese Embassy to Libya on Monday signed documents to provide medical aid to Libya. (Xinhua)