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Country Libya


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Region Northern Africa
Area (sq km) 1,759,540
Area (sq mile) 679,358
Border Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia
Population 6,411,776
Nationality Libyan(s)
Ethnic Berber and Arab 97%, Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, Tunisians and other 3%
Religion Sunni Muslim 97%, other 3%
Language Arabic, Italian, English, Berber
Literacy 89%
Government Transitional Government
Capital Tripoli (Tarabulus)
Leader Chairman, Presidential Council, Fayiz al-SARAJ (since December 2015) head of government: Prime Minister Fayiz al-SARAJ (since December 2015)
Currency Libyan dinar (LYD)
Independence Day Dec. 24, 1951 (from UN Trusteeship)
National Holiday Revolution Day (Sept. 1, 1969)
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