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

  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Libyan Stability Conference - Lamamra Holds Talks With Libya's Top Officials in Tripoli - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Algerie Presse Service] Tripoli -- The minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, held discussions Thursday, in Tripoli, with Libya's Prime Minister-designate Abdul Hamid Mohamed Dbeibah, the vice-president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mussa Al-Kuni, and his counterpart, Najla Al-Mangoush, during which he stressed Algeria's support to " Libyan Stability Initiative."
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Egypt FM Arrives in Tripoli for Libya Stability‏ ‏conference - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in Tripoli on Thursday to take part in the the international ministerial conference on the stability of Libya, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez tweeted.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Shoukry Holds Talks With Head of Libyan National Unity Govt - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held on Thursday talks with head of the Libyan National Unity Government Abdulhamid Mohammed Al-Dabaiba, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez tweeted.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Libya Hosts International Conference to Build Support for Crucial Elections - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [RFI] Libya is hosting an international conference Thursday to help build stability in the deeply divided country ahead of crucial presidential elections in December.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Jerandi to Attend Libya Stabilisation Conference in Tripoli - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad Othmane Jerandi is participating Thursday in Tripoli in Libya Stabilisation Conference.