Description flag of Libya
plain green; green is the traditional color of Islam (the state religion)
Official country name
Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Al Jamahiriyah al Arabiyah al Libiyah ash Shabiyah al Ishtirakiyah al Uthma (long)
Libyan(s) (noun) 0 (adjective)
Arabic, Italian, English, all are widely understood in the major cities
Jamahiriya (a state of the masses) in theory, governed by the populace through local councils; in practice, an authoritarian state
6,173,579 ranked 107, (data 2008)
more than 90% of the country is desert or semidesert. The lowest point is Sabkhat Ghuzayyil -47 m.
4,348km, Algeria 982 km, Chad 1,055 km, Egypt 1,115 km, Niger 354 km, Sudan 383 km, Tunisia 459 km.
25 municipalities (baladiyat, singular - baladiyah); Ajdabiya, Al 'Aziziyah, Al Fatih, Al Jabal al Akhdar, Al Jufrah, Al Khums, Al Kufrah, An Nuqat al Khams, Ash Shati', Awbari, Az Zawiyah, Banghazi, Darnah, Ghadamis, Gharyan, Misratah, Murzuq, Sabha, Sawfajjin, Surt, Tarabulus, Tarhunah, Tubruq, Yafran, Zlitan; note - the 25 municipalities may have been replaced by 13 regions
24 December 1951 (from UN trusteeship)