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State of Libya
دولة ليبيا

FlagNational emblem
Motto: حرية، عدالة، ديمقراطية (Arabic)
"Hurriya, 'Adala, Dimokratia"
"Liberty, Justice, Democracy"
Anthem: ليبيا ليبيا ليبيا
"Libya, Libya, Libya"
Capital
and largest city
Tripoli[1]
32°52′N13°11′E / 32.867°N 13.183°E / 32.867; 13.183
Official languagesArabic[a]
Spoken languages
ReligionIslam
DemonymLibyan
GovernmentProvisional government
 • Chairman of the Presidential CouncilFayez al-Sarraj
 • Prime Minister[2]Fayez al-Sarraj
LegislatureHouse of Representatives
High Council of State
Formation
 • Independence from Italy10 February 1947 
 • Released from British and French oversight[b]24 December 1951 
 • Coup d'état by Muammar Gaddafi1 September 1969 
 • Revolution Day17 February 2011 
 • Liberation Day23 October 2011 
 • Handover to the General National Congress8 August 2012 
Area
 • Total1,759,541 km2 (17th)
679,359 sq mi
Population
 • 2015 estimate6,411,776[3] (108th)
 • 2006 census5,658,000
 • Density3.55/km2 (218th)
9.2/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$91.613 billion[4]
 • Per capita$14,348[4]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$39.315 billion[4]
 • Per capita$6,157[4] (97th)
HDI (2014)Decrease 0.724[5]
high ·94th
CurrencyLibyan dinar (LYD)
Time zoneEET(UTC+2)
Drives on theright
Calling code+218
ISO 3166 codeLY
Internet TLD.ly
a.^Libyan Arabic and other varieties and Amazigh languages in certain western and southern areas.. The official language is simply identified as "Arabic" (Constitutional Declaration, article 1).
b.^ The UK and France held a joint condominium over Libya through the United Nations Trusteeship Council.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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