Libya

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INFORMATION

Capital: Tripoli

Government: Provisional Government

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: 6.4 million (UN 2011)

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

  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: More Than 120 Boat Refugees Feared Drowned Off Libya - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Radio Dabanga] Geneva -More than 120 refugees, mostly from Sudan and Nigeria, are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean after a boat sank off the Libyan coast on Friday, UNHCR reported on World Refugee Day.
  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: Another Batch of 175 Nigerians Return From Libya - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Premium Times] Another batch of 175 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on Tuesday aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft with registration number TS-INA.
  • Tue - Jun 20, 2017: 126 Refugees Feared Dead After Shipwreck Off Libya - IOM - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Al Jazeera] At least 126 refugees are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after the motor of their boat was stolen, causing it to sink, the United Nations' migration agency has said.
  • Tue - Jun 20, 2017: More Than 120 Migrants Missing, Feared Drowned, Off Libyan Coast - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Deutsche Welle] According to survivors, the migrants were stranded at sea after traffickers stole their boat's motor. If confirmed, the deaths will bring the number of migrants killed in the Mediterranean to nearly 2,000 this year.
  • Tue - Jun 20, 2017: CAPS United Take On Libyan Side in Tunisia - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe champions Caps United are targeting to reclaim second position in Group B of the 2017 African Champions League when they take on Libya's Al Ahly Tripoli in Tunisia Wednesday.