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

  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Empowering Libyan Women to Make a Living and Put Food On the Table - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [UN Women] "I was in a bad situation when I heard about the Tamkeen project. I had been trying to think of ways to help my husband financially," said Hana* who participated in a professional cooking course to start her own business. "I was hoping desperately to take part in the training. I wanted to prove that I can rely on myself to start our lives again.
  • Mon - Aug 2, 2021: Mercenaries 'Impede' Peace, Must Leave to Allow Elections - UN Human Rights Experts - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [UN News] The continued recruitment and presence of mercenaries in Libya is impeding "progress in the peace process" and an obstacle to upcoming elections, independent UN human rights experts said on Friday, calling for their "long overdue" departure.
  • Fri - Jul 30, 2021: Libya's Combatants Declare Key Coastroad Open - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tripoli/Libya -- Libya's warring sides said on Friday they had reopened the main coastroad across the frontline, a key element of a ceasefire they agreed last year that has involved months of negotiations.
  • Thu - Jul 29, 2021: Chairman of Libya's Presidential Council Starts Official Visit to Algeria - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -- The chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya Mohamed Yunus al-Menfi started Wednesday a two-day official visit to Algeria.
  • Thu - Jul 29, 2021: Algeria Willing to Support Libya in Resolving Some Issues, Says President Tebboune - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Algerie Presse Service] President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday reiterated Algeria's willingness to provide aid and assistance to brotherly Libya in the "resolution of some issues."