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Name(official): Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Name(short): Libya
Capital City: Tripoli
Location: Northern Africa
Coordinate: 25 00 N, 17 00 E
  • 10 February 1947 (from Italy)
  • December 24; 1951 -(From UN trusteeship)
  • 1 September 1969 (Revolution Day)
  • Mustafa Abdul-Jalil - from 5 March 2011. (Chairman Transitional National Council TNC, serves as head of state)
  • Abdurrahim el-Keib acting PM from 31 October 2011
  • Ali Tarhouni - acting PM 23/10/2011 - 31/10/2011
  • Mahmoud Jibril acting PM 05/03/2011 - 23/10/2011
  • Col. Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi - President (01/09/1969 - 20/10/2011)
  • King Idris - King (1951 - 01/09/1969
  • al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmudi - PM 05/03/2006 - 2011)
Type of Government: Jamahiriya defined by the govt. as "state of the masses" governed by the people through local councils.
Total Area: 1 759
Population: 5 900 754 (July 2006 est.)
People: Berbers and Arabs 97%, Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, Tunisians.
Religion: Sunni muslims 97%
Languages: arabic -primary language, English, French, Italian.
Literacy: 82.6%total, 92.4%male, 72%female (2003 est.)
Currency: Libyan dinar (1LYD =1000dirhams)
GDP(per capita): $8 400 (2005 est.)
Arable Land: 1.03%
Agriculture: Wheat, barley, olives, dates, citrus, vegetables, peanuts, soyabeans, cattles.
Natural resources: Petroleum, natural gas, gypsum.
Embassy in Japan: People's Bureau of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,
Chancery: 10-14, Daikanyama-cho, Shibuya-ku.
Post Code: 150-0034, Tel. 03-3477-0701/4
General Info:
International Phone Code: +218


  • Tourism:


Tripoli, Benghazi.




31 municipalities (singular--"shabiya", plural--"shabiyat"): Butnan, Darnah, Gubba, Al Jabal al-Akhdar, Marj, Green Belt, Benghazi, Ajdabiya, Wahat, Kufra, Surt, Al Jufrah, Misurata, Murgub, Bani-waleed, Tarhuna and Msallata, Tripoli, Jfara, Zawiya, Subrata and Surman, An Nuqat al Khams, Gharyan, Mezda, Nalut, Ghdames, Yefren and Jadu, Wadi Alhaya, Ghat, Sabha, Wadi Shati, Murzuq.


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