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General information of Libya


Political System:
Islamic-Socialist Republic
Independence December 24, 1951 (from Italy)
Constitution: 1977
Suffrage: 18 year-old citizens
Inhabitants: 6,17 millions (in 2008)
Population density : 3,5 inhabitants per km²
Population growth : 1,93 % (in 2008)
Languages : Arabic (official language), English
Capital : Tripoli 1,2 million inhabitants (in 2009)

Population distribution

Urban:

Rural :

87 % (2005)

13 % (2005)

Ethnic groups:

Arabs

Others

97%

3%

Lifetime:

Women:

Men:

77,1 years (in 2008)

79,4 years (in 2008)

Religion:

Sunni Muslims:

Other religions



97 %

3 %

Local Time: GMT + 1 h


In Libya, there is no summer saving time.

Telephone Country Code 00218 or +218
Internet ID ly
Electric Voltage 150/220 V, 50 Hz
Flag Drapeau de la Lybie
National Emblem



Emblème de la Lybie



UN membership since: 1955
Membership in other regional and international organizations: OPEC, OAPEC, Arab League, countries bordering the Sahara, WTO


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