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Capital:
Tripoli
Government:
Provisional Government
Current Head of Government:
Fayez al-Sarraj
Economy:
  • Depends primarily upon revenue from hydrocarbons, which contributes to about 95% of export earnings, 65 % of GDP, and 80% of government revenue.
  • Substantial revenue from the energy sector coupled with a small population give Libya one of the highest per capita GDPs in Africa.
Population:
6,890,535 (2020) (107th)
Land Size:
1.77 million sq km (685,524 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Berber and Arab: 97%
  • Other: 3% (includes Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, and Tunisians)
Religions:
  • Sunni Islam (official): 97%
  • Other: 3%
Languages(s):
  • Arabic (official)
  • Italian
  • English