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Libya
ليبيا

Anthem: ليبيا ليبيا ليبيا
"Libya, Libya, Libya"
Location of Libya
Location of Libya
Capital
and largest city
Tripoli[1]
32°52′N13°11′E / 32.867°N 13.183°E / 32.867; 13.183
Official languagesArabic[b]
Spoken languagesItalian
ReligionIslam
DemonymLibyan
GovernmentProvisional government
Fayez al-Sarraj
Fayez al-Sarraj
• President of the House of Representatives (Libya)
Aguila Saleh Issa
• Prime Minister (Tobruk)
Abdullah al-Thani
LegislatureHouse of Representatives
High Council of State
Formation
10 February 1947
• Released from British and French oversight[c]
24 December 1951
1 September 1969
17 February 2011
23 October 2011
Area
• Total
1,759,541 km2 (679,363 sq mi) (16th)
Population
• 2015 estimate
6,411,776[3] (108th)
• 2006 census
5,658,000
• Density
3.55/km2 (9.2/sq mi) (218th)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$90.892 billion[4]
• Per capita
$14,236[4]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$39.389 billion[4]
• Per capita
$6,169[4] (97th)
HDI (2015)Decrease 0.716[5]
high · 102th
CurrencyLibyan dinar (LYD)
Time zoneEET(UTC+2)
Drives on theright
Calling code+218
ISO 3166 codeLY
Internet TLD.ly
  1. ^ United Nations note concerning official name: "Following the adoption by the General Assembly of resolution 66/1, the Permanent Mission of Libya to the United Nations formally notified the United Nations of a Declaration by the National Transitional Council of 3 August changing the official name of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to "Libya" and changing Libya's national flag."
  2. ^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).
  3. ^ 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 July 9, 2017


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