Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
National name: Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Government: Military dictatorship
Geography: Libya stretches along the northeast coast of Africa between Tunisia and Algeria on the west and Egypt on the east; to the south are the Sudan, Chad, and Niger. It is one-sixth larger than Alaska. A greater part of the country lies within the Sahara. Along the Mediterranean coast and farther inland is arable plateau land.
Area: 679,358 sq mi (1,759,540 sq km)
Population (2003 est.): 5,499,074 (growth rate: 2.4%); birth rate: 27.4/1000; infant mortality rate: 26.8/1000; density per sq mi: 8
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Tripoli, 2,357,800 (metro. area), 1,269,700 (city proper)
Other large city: Benghazi, 734,900
Monetary unit: Libyan dinar
Languages: Arabic, Italian and English widely understood in major cities
Ethnicity/race: Berber and Arab 97%, Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, Tunisians
Religion: Islam
Agriculture: wheat, barley, olives, dates, citrus, vegetables, peanuts, soybeans; cattle.
Industries: petroleum, food processing, textiles, handicrafts, cement.
Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, gypsum.


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