Guest Author - Jeanne Egbosiuba Ukwendu
Official Name: Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Alternate Names: Libya
Capital 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)
Size/Area: 679,359 square miles - slightly larger than Alaska.
Land 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
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 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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