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Libya Facts

Libya's Information

Flag of Libya
Land Area 1,759,540 km2
Total Area 1,759,540km2 (#16)
Population 6,541,948 (#106)
Population Density 3.72/km2
Government Type In Transition
GDP (PPP) $90.89 Billion
GDP Per Capita $14,200
Currency Dinar (LYD)
Largest Cities

See Also

  • Name: Libya
    (long form) The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Capital City: Tripoli (2,220,000 pop.)
  • Libya Population: 6,002,347 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Libyan Dinar
    (conversion rates)

    Libyan Dinar
    One Libyan Dinar
  • Ethnicity: Berber and Arab 97%, other 3% (includes Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, and Tunisians)
  • GDP total: $87.91 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $13,300 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Arabic, Italian, English, all are widely understood in the major cities
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Tripoli, Benghazi, Misratah, Tarhuna, Al Baya, Al Khums
  • Name: Named after an ancient Berber tribe known as the Libyans.
  • National Day: December 24
  • Religion: Sunni Muslim 97%, other 3%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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