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State of Libya
دولة ليبيا

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Anthem: 

Location of  Libya  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Libya  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

CapitalTripoli[2]
Largest cityTripoli
Official languagesArabic[a]
Spoken languages
ReligionIslam
DemonymLibyan
GovernmentUnitaryprovisionalparliamentary republic
(in dispute)
 - President of the Council of DeputiesAguila Saleh Issa
 - Prime MinisterAbdullah al-Thani(Tobruk)
LegislatureCouncil of Deputies(Tobruk)
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 
 - Battle of Tripoli28 August 2011 
 - Handover to the General National Congress8 August 2012 
Area
 - Total1,759,541 km2 (17th)
679,359 sq mi
Population
 - 2014 estimate6,244,174[3] (108th)
 - 2006 census5,658,000
 - Density3.55/km2 (218th)
9.2/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
 - Total$70.386 billion[4] (80th)
 - Per capita$11,497[4] (82nd)
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
 - Total$67.622 billion[4] (68th)
 - Per capita$11,046[4] (62nd)
HDI (2013)Decrease 0.784[5]
high ·55th
CurrencyLibyan dinar (LYD)
Time zoneCET(UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on theright
Calling code218
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 June 30, 2015


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