Country statistics


Total area: 679,358 sq miles (1,759,540 sq km)

Population (2010 est.): 6,461,454 (growth rate: 2.1%); birth rate: 24.5/1000; infant mortality rate: 20.1/1000; life expectancy: 77.4; density per sq km: 3

Capital City: Tripoli

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

Religions: Islam (Sunni) 97%

Country introduction

The culture

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