Libya Facts and History

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Flag of Libya
National Flag of Libya

Interesting facts about Libya

  • Official Name: Al-Jumhūriyyah al-Lībiyyah (The Libyan Republic)
  • Form of Government: interim government
  • President: Mohamed al-Menfi
  • Prime Minister: Abdul Hamid Dbeibah
  • GDP: 52.09 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Tripoli
  • Population: 6.777 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Arabic
  • Currency: Libyan dinar
  • Timezone: GMT-2
  • Area: 1.76 million km²
  • Dialing Code: +218
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Bikku Bitti,Tibesti,Jebel Uweinat
  • Major Rivers: Wadi Wishka Dam,Wadi
  • Continent: Africa
  • Border Countries: The country borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Tunisia and Algeria to the west, Niger and Chad to the south, and Sudan and Egypt to the east. Libya is almost entirely covered by the Libyan Desert, a flat plateau that’s part of the Sahara, the world’s largest hot desert.

Map of Libya

National Symbols of Libya

  • National Bird: Arabian Eagle
  • National Anthem: “Allahu Akbar”
  • National Animal: Arabian Eagle
  • National Flower: Pomegranate Blossom – Pixdaus
  • National Poet: Khaled Mattawa
  • National Game: Football