Libya Country Facts

Libya Country Facts
Official Name: Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Alternate Names: Libya

Libya FlagCapital City: Tripoli

Flag: Libya's flag is a plain green field. Green is the color of Islam.

Date of Independence: December 24, 1951 from the United Kingdom and France.

National Anthem: Allahu Akbar (God is the Greatest)

Population: 5,670,688

Size/Area: 679,359 square miles - slightly larger than Alaska.

Libya MapLand Locked: No

Coastline: 1100 miles

Bordering Countries: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia

Administrative Divisions: Libya is organized into 22 states - Al Butnan, Al Jabal al Akhdar, Al Jabal Al Gharbi, Al Jafarah, Al Jafrah, Al Kafrah, Al Maraj, Al Marqab, Al Murzuq, Al Wahat, An Nuqat al Khams, Az Zawiyah, Banghazi, Darnah, Ghat, Misratah, Nalut, Sibha, Surt, Tarabulus, Wadi al Hayat, Wadi ash Shati

Major Cities: Tripoli, Benghazi, Al Bayda, Misurata, Sabha

Languages: Arabic

Religions: Islam

Major Holidays: Mouloud (Prophet's Birthday, February 26), Jamahiriya Day (March 2), British Evacuation Day (March 28), Evacuation Day (June 11), Revolution Day (July 23), National Day (September 1), Italian Evacuation Day (October 7), also Islamic holidays which vary from year to year.

Currency: Dinar

Currency Code: LYD

Highest Point: Bikku Bitti at 7437 feet

Lowest Point: Sabkhat Ghuzayyil at -154 feet

Bordering Bodies of Water: Mediterranean Sea

Climate: Libya has a Mediterranean climate along the coast and an interior with an extreme dry desert climate.

Major Industries: Petroleum, petrochemicals, aluminum, iron and steel, food processing, textiles, handicrafts, cement

Major Agricultural Products: Wheat, barley, olives, dates, citrus, vegetables, peanuts, soybeans, cattle

Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, gypsum

Time Zone: UTC +2

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