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: 6,890,535 (2020)

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 - Dec 3, 2021: Libya Needs More Than a Vote - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Chatham House] The international community must ensure a clear and workable election process if Libya is to achieve stability, argue Tim Eaton and Tarek Megerisi
  • Mon - Nov 29, 2021: Gunmen Attack Court, Blocking Gaddafi Son's Appeal to Run for President - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [RFI] Libya's unity government has condemned an attack on a court which prevented Saif al-Islam Kadhafi from lodging an appeal against disqualification from December's presidential election.
  • Sat - Nov 27, 2021: Gaddafi's Bid for President Questions the ICC's Influence - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [ISS] Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's ambitions in Libya may not materialise, but his move shows the international court's limits.
  • Fri - Nov 26, 2021: 98 Candidates Apply for Libya's Presidential Election - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Ghanaian Times] A total of 98 candidates, including two females, have submitted applications for the first direct presidential election in Libya as the application ended on Tuesday.
  • Thu - Nov 25, 2021: First Edition of 'Made in Libya' Exhibition Kicks-Off - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The first edition of the "Made in Libya" exhibition kicked-off on Wednesday at the Kram exhibition centre, with the participation of 150 companies.