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

  • Sat - Dec 15, 2018: Libyan Women Lose Hope in the Revolution - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Deutsche Welle] The civil war that brought down Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi allowed the country's women to carve out niches for themselves in public life. Now they are being squeezed out and even killed.
  • Wed - Dec 12, 2018: Refugee Women, Kids Saved From Libyan Jails - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [CAJ News] Tripoli -SOME 133 refugees detained in Libya have been evacuated to Niger.
  • Mon - Dec 10, 2018: Libya Is Shutting Down El Sharara After Field Seized By Tribesmen - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Benghazi /Libya -Libya is shutting down production at its biggest oilfield after tribesmen and state security guards seized the El Sharara facility, field engineers and protesters said on Sunday, but there was no confirmation from state oil firm NOC.
  • Fri - Dec 7, 2018: Migrant Rescue Ship Aquarius to End Operations - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] The Aquarius was the last charity rescue ship operating off of Libya
  • Mon - Dec 3, 2018: U.S. Conducts Precision Airstrike in Libya - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [VOA] A U.S. airstrike in Libya has killed 11 al-Qaida terrorists, the military said Friday.