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Capital: TripoliGovernment: Provisional Government

Chairman of the Presidential Council: Fayez al-Sarraj


  • 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)

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


  • Arabic (official)
  • Italian
  • English



  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Libya Vows Revenge As Eagles Seek Another Win - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Guardian] Libya's interim coach, Omar Al-Maryam believes his side have the quality to avenge the 0-4 loss to Nigeria when they meet in the reverse fixture of their Cameroon 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier in Sfax, Tunisia today.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Afcon Qualifiers - Super Eagles Arrive Sfax for Crucial Libya Clash - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Premium Times] Nigeria's hope of qualifying for next year's Africa Cup of Nations tournament to be staged i. Cameroon will be made clearer on Tuesday when the Super Eagles take on the Mediterranean Knights of Libya in another crucial tie.
  • Mon - Oct 15, 2018: Afcon 2019 - Eagles Off to Sfax, Target Another Victory Against Libya - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [This Day] Despite Super Eagles 4-0 victory over Libya on Saturday in Uyo, Nigeria's Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has demanded more from the Ahmed Musa led squad as the team flies out of the Akwa Ibom State capital on a chartered flight for Sfax, Tunisia this morning.
  • Mon - Oct 15, 2018: Ighalo Bags Hat-Trick, Kalu On Target As Eagles Thrash Libya 4-0 - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Leadership] Odion Ighalo's hat-trick and Samuel Kalu goal earned Super Eagles 4-0 win against visiting Mediterranean Knights of Libya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification Group E game at the Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo, yesterday.
  • Mon - Oct 15, 2018: Afcon Qualifier - Pinnick Dedicates Eagles' Win Over Libya to Buhari - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Premium Times] The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has dedicated the Super Eagles' 4-0 defeat of Libya in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Uyo on Saturday to President Muhammadu Buhari.