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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: 6,890,535 (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)

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


  • Arabic (official)
  • Italian
  • English



  • Thu - May 6, 2021: Libya - Turkey Urged to Withdraw Troops - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Cameroon Tribune] Libya's Foreign Minister made the declaration in Tripoli during a joint press conference with her Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.
  • Thu - May 6, 2021: Tunisia Seeks to Export 80 Thousand Tonnes of Stone Fruit Mainly to Libya - Gifruits - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Tunisia aims to export about 80 thousand tonnes of stone fruit mainly to Libya, France and Italy in 2021, said acting Director General of the Interprofessional Group of Fruits (GIFruits) Helmi Kalai.
  • Fri - Apr 30, 2021: Egypt, Libya Mull Beefing Up Investments - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Egypt Online] Chairman of the General Authority of Free Zones and Investments (GAFI) Mohamed Abdel Wahab discussed on Thursday with head of the Libyan Investment Authority Ali Mahmoud Hassan stepping up investments between the two sides.
  • Thu - Apr 29, 2021: Libya Shipwreck Claims 130 Lives Despite SOS Calls, Says UN Migration Agency - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [UN News] A shipwreck off the Libyan coast has reportedly claimed the lives of 130 people, despite SOS calls for help, the UN migration agency IOM said on Friday.
  • Tue - Apr 27, 2021: Tunisair - Resumption of Flights to Libyan Airports Postponed - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The National carrier Tunisair announced the postponement of the resumption of passenger flights to the two Libyan airports of Mitiga and Benghazi, to May 15, 2021, due to the deterioration of the epidemiological situation and the fall in the frequency of travellers between the two countries in Ramadan.