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The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya or Libya (Arabic: ليبيا) is a country in North Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, located between Egypt on the east, Sudan on the southeast, Chad and Niger on the south and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. Its capital city is Tripoli. The three traditional parts of the country are Tripolitania, the Fezzan and Cyrenaica. Arabic is a Semitic language, closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | North Africa ... -1... The Arab Republic of Egypt, commonly known as Egypt, (in Arabic: مصر, romanized Miṣr or Maṣr, in Egyptian dialect) is a republic mostly located in north-eastern Africa. ... Foreign relations Main article: Foreign relations of Sudan Sudan has a territorial dispute with Egypt over the Halaib Triangle. ... The Republic of Chad (تشاد) is a land-locked nation in central Africa. ... Niger (Pronounced Nījer) is a landlocked sub-Saharan country in Western Africa situated north of Nigeria and south of Algeria and Libya, named after the Niger river. ... The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, or Algeria, is a nation in north Africa, and the second largest country on the African continent. ... The Tunisian Republic, or Tunisia, is a Muslim Arab country situated on the North African Mediterranean coast. ... In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Tripoli (population 1 million, Arabic: Ţarabulus) is the capital of Libya. ... Tripolitania is a historic region of western Libya, centered around the coastal city of Tripoli. ... Fezzan is a desert region in south-western Libya. ... Roman province of Cyrenaica, 120 AD Cyrenaica was a Roman province on the northern coast of Africa between Egypt and Numidia; it had been formerly Greek. ...


The name "Libya" derives from the ancient Egyptian term "Lebu", referring to Berber peoples living east of the Nile, and adopted into Greek as "Libya". In ancient Greece, the term had a broader meaning, encompassing all of North Africa west of Egypt, and sometimes referring to the entire continent of Africa. The Berbers (also called Imazighen, free men, singular Amazigh) are a predominantly Muslim ethnic group indigenous to the Maghreb, speaking the Berber languages of the Afroasiatic family. ... There is also Nile, a death metal band from South Carolina, USA. The Nile in Egypt Length 6 695 km Elevation of the source 1 134 m Average discharge 2 830 m³/s Area watershed 3 400 000 km² Origin Africa Mouth the Mediterranean Basin countries Uganda - Sudan - Egypt The... The Greek language (Greek Ελληνικά, IPA – Hellenic) is an Indo-European language with a documented history of some 3,000 years. ... Ancient Greece is the term used to describe the Greek-speaking world in ancient times. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | North Africa ...

الجماهيرية العربية الليبية الشعبية الإشتراكية
al-Jamāhīrīyah al-‘Arabīya al-Lībīyah ash-Sha‘bīyah al-Ishtirākīyah
Image:Libyseal.gif
(In Detail) (In Detail)
National motto: n/a
Location of Libya
Official language Arabic
Capital Tripoli
Leader of the Revolution Muammar al-Qaddafi
President Zentani Muhammad az-Zentani
Prime Minister Shukri Ghanem
Area
- Total
Ranked 16th
1,759,540 km²
Population
 - Total (Year)
 - Density
Ranked 103rd
5,499,074
3.1/km²
Currency Libyan dinar
Time zone UTC +2
Independence December 24, 1951
National anthem Allahu Akbar
Internet TLD .ly
Calling Code 218
Contents

Large flag of Libya Image originally derived from the public domain flags of the CIA World Factbook. ... libyan coa public This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Flag ratio: 1:2 The flag of Libya (adopted on November 19, 1977) is plain green. ... Here is a list of state mottos for countries and their subdivisions around the world. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... An official language is something that is given a unique status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... Arabic is a Semitic language, closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Tripoli (population 1 million, Arabic: Ţarabulus) is the capital of Libya. ... Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi Muammar Abu Minyar al-Qaddafi 1 (Arabic: معمر القذافي Mu`ammar al-Qadhdhāfī) (born 1942), leader of Libya since 1970 and a controversial Arab statesman. ... This article is about Libya, the country in North Africa. ... Zentani Muhammad az-Zentani is the president of Libya, and has been since 1992. ... Dr. Shukri Mohammed Ghanem (born 1942) is the General Secretary of the Peoples Committee in Libya, or the de jure head of government. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Here is a list of the countries of the world sorted by area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... In the most common sense of the word, a population is the collection of people—or organisms of a particular species—living in a given geographic area. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... This is a list of sovereign states and other territories by population. ... The Libyan dinar is the legal currency of Libya. ... -1... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, is an atomic realization of Universal Time or Greenwich mean time, the astronomical basis for civil time. ... Independence is autonomous self-government of a country by its residents and indigenous population. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... Global Metrics Human security Major Armed Conflicts: Total Deaths in Battle: 700,000 people Violent Deaths caused by Government (Other than War): Violent Deaths caused by other humans: Juvenile Violent Crime: Political security Nations Holding Multi-party Elections: Percentage Living under a Fully Democratic System of Governance: Free Countries: Percentage... The National Anthem is the name of a song by the band Radiohead. ... Allahu Akbar is the title of the national anthem of Libya – which, thanks to Qadhafis long_vanished hopes of uniting the Arab world, studiously avoids making any direct reference to the country in question: English lyrics God is above any attackers tricks, And God is the best helper for... A top-level domain (TLD) is the last part of which Internet domain names consist of. ... .ly is the Internet country code top-level domain ( ccTLD) for Libya. ...

History

Main article: History of Libya The visible history of Libya is a flux of stronger and weaker control by outsiders. ...


Tripoli and Cyrenaica were Roman colonies; and were conquered by Arab Muslims in the 7th century. By the 19th century it was an increasingly independent Ottoman province; and came under the control of Italy in 1912. Tripoli (population 1 million, Arabic: Ţarabulus) is the capital of Libya. ... Roman province of Cyrenaica, 120 AD Cyrenaica was a Roman province on the northern coast of Africa between Egypt and Numidia; it had been formerly Greek. ... The Roman Empire is not the Holy Roman Empire (843-1806). ... Arab (disambiguation). ... Islam ( Arabic al-islām الإسلام,  listen?) the submission to God is a monotheistic faith and the worlds second-largest religion. ... ( 6th century - 7th century - 8th century - other centuries) Events Islam starts in Arabia, the Quran is written, and Arabs subjugate Syria, Iraq, Persia, Egypt, North Africa and Central Asia to Islam. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto El Muzaffer Daima The Ever Victorious (as written in tugra) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital İstanbul ( Constantinople/Asitane/Konstantiniyye ) Sovereigns Sultans of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 12+ million km² Establishment 1299 Dissolution October 29, 1923... The Italian Republic or Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana or Italia) is a country in southern Europe. ...


After the Second World War Libya was granted independence, as a condition of the Allied peace treaty with Italy. Since 1969 Libya has been ruled by Colonel Moammar al-Qadhafi, who came to power in a coup and deposed the Libyan monarchy of King Idris. Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi Muammar Abu Minyar al-Qaddafi 1 (Arabic: معمر القذافي Mu`ammar al-Qadhdhāfī) (born 1942), leader of Libya since 1970 and a controversial Arab statesman. ... A coup détat, or simply a coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government, usually done by a small group that just replaces the top power figures. ... For related meanings see also Monarch (disambiguation) A monarchy, (from the Greek monos, one, and archein, to rule) is a form of government that has a monarch as Head of State. ... Idris I (March 12, 1890 - May 25, 1983) was King of Libya from independence (December 24, 1951) until the coup detat on September 1, 1969 that brought Moammar Al Qadhafi to power. ...


Qadhafi rejected both Soviet Communism and Western capitalism and claimed that he was charting an independent course, portraying himself as a champion of "oppressed peoples" and Third World nations seeking to assert their independence on the international stage. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) .( Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик (СССР)  listen?; tr. ... Communism is a term that can refer to one of several things: a social and economic system, an ideology which supports that system, or a political movement that wishes to implement that system. ... Capitalism has been defined in various ways (see definitions of capitalism). ... For the Jamaican reggae band, see Third World (band). ...


U.S.-Libyan relations deteriorated when in December 2, 1979, Libyan mobs sacked the United States embassy in Tripoli. Qadhafi referred to the incident it as a "spontaneous demonstration" and denied any involvement. It is suspected that he ordered the attack to show sympathy for Ayatollah Khomeini and the new government of Iran. In May 1980, the United States withdrew all United States diplomats but did not break off diplomatic ties with Libya. December 2 is the 336th day (337th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one nation state present in another nation state to represent the sending state in the receiving State. ... Tripoli (population 1 million, Arabic: Ţarabulus) is the capital of Libya. ... A demonstration is the public display of the common opinion of a activist group, often economically, political, or socially, by gathering in a crowd, usually at a symbolic place or date, associated with that opinion. ... Ayatollah Khomeini founded the first modern Islamic republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ruhollah Khomeini (آیت‌الله روح‌الله خمینی in Persian) (May 17, 1900 – June 3, 1989) was an Iranian Shia cleric and the political and spiritual leader of the 1979 revolution that overthrew Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the then Shah of Iran. ... A government is an organization that has the power to make and enforce laws for a certain territory. ... Iran (Persian: ایران) is a Middle Eastern country located in southwestern Asia. ... May is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ...


In 1980, the Libyan government paid Jimmy Carter's brother, Billy Carter, $220,000 to persuade better diplomatic relations between the two nations. Order: 39th President Vice President: Walter Mondale Term of office: January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981 Preceded by: Gerald Ford Succeeded by: Ronald Reagan Date of birth: October 1, 1924 Place of birth: Plains, Georgia First Lady: Rosalynn Carter Political party: Democratic James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ... Categories: People stubs | 1937 births | 1988 deaths ...


On May 6, 1981, four and a half months after Ronald Reagan became president of the United States, the United States government blamed the Libyan government for sponsoring international terrorism. All Libyan diplomats were expelled from the United States and the United States officially broke diplomatic relations between the two nations. The Libyan embassy was also shut down. May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... Terrorism refers to the use of violence for the purpose of achieving a political, religious, or ideological goal. ...


The Reagan administration saw Libya as an unacceptable player on the international stage because of its backing of Palestinian liberation groups, its support for revolutionary Iran in its 1980-1988 war against Saddam Hussein's Iraq (see Iran-Iraq War), and its assistance for liberation movements in different parts of the world, many which were conducted by separatist groups such as: The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The Palestinian flag, adopted in 1948, is a widely recognized modern symbol of the Palestinian people. ... Iran (Persian: ایران) is a Middle Eastern country located in southwestern Asia. ... Saddam Hussein Saddām Hussein ʻAbd al-Majid al-Tikrītī (Often spelt Husayn or Hussain; Arabic صدام حسين عبدالمجيد التكريتي; born April 28, 1937 1) was President of Iraq from 1979 to 2003. ... The Republic of Iraq is a Middle Eastern country in southwestern Asia encompassing the ancient region of Mesopotamia at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. ... Iranian troops in the northern front. ... Political separatism is a movement to obtain sovereignty and split a territory or group of people (usually a people with a distinctive national consciousness) from one another (or one nation from another; a colony from the metropolis). ... The Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) is a paramilitary group which aimed, through the use of violence, to achieve three goals: (i) British withdrawal from Ireland, (ii) the political unification of Ireland through the merger of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland , and (iii) the creation of an all... For other meanings of ETA, see Eta. ... The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) (Arabic Munazzamat al-Tahrir Filastiniyyah منظمة تحرير فلسطينية ) is a political and paramilitary organization of Palestinian Arabs dedicated to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state to consist of the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, with an intent to destroy Israel. ...


In March 1982 the U.S. declared a ban on the import of Libyan oil and the export to Libya of U.S. industrial technology items, most of which were used for oil; Europe did not follow suit. For alternative meanings, see March (disambiguation). ... Oil is a generic term for organic liquids that are not miscible with water. ...


Relations between the UK and Libya became strained following the 1984 Libyan Embassy Siege. In 1984 a demonstration took place outside the Libyan Libyan Peoples Bureau in St Jamess Square in London. ...


The U.S. attacked Libyan patrol boats from January to March 1986 during clashes over access to the Gulf of Sidra, which Libya claimed as territorial waters but was not recognized internationally. Qadhafi had long referred to it as the "line of death". Later, on April 14, 1986, Reagan ordered major bombing raids against so-called "terrorist sites" Tripoli and Benghazi that killed approximately 60 people following U.S. accusations of Libyan involvement in a bomb explosion at the German La Belle nightclub frequented by U.S. servicemen on April 5, which had killed 3. Among the victims of the April 14 bombing raid was the adopted daughter of Qadhafi. January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... For alternative meanings, see March (disambiguation). ... Categories: Stub | Seas ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... Operation El Dorado Canyon was the name of the joint United States Air Force and Navy air-strikes against Libya on April 15, 1986. ... Tripoli (population 1 million, Arabic: Ţarabulus) is the capital of Libya. ... Benghazi is a seaport in Libya, Africa. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ...


The United Nations imposed sanctions against Libya in 1992 following the Pan Am Flight 103 Lockerbie disaster. The sanctions were lifted on September 12, 2003, after Libya agreed to accept responsibility and make payment of US $2.7 billion to the families of those who died in the bombing. In the same vein, on February 26, 2004, the United States lifted its 23-year travel ban to Libya, and on September 21, 2004, eliminated remaining economic sanctions against the former pariah, lifting the prohibitions of the Libyan Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 550, and unblocking property and property interests previously blocked under those regulations. The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization made up of 191 states established in 1945. ... Sanctions is the plural of sanction (see also penalty). ... The cockpit landed in a farmers field near a tiny church in Tundergarth, Scotland Pan Am Flight 103 was Pan Ams daily Frankfurt-London-New York-Detroit evening flight. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


Politics

Main article: Politics of Libya Libyas political system is theoretically based on the political philosophy in Moammar Al Qadhafis Green Book, which combines socialist and Islamic theories and rejects parliamentary democracy and political parties. ...


The Libyan system of government is quite unusual. Qadhafi claims that Libya is a "pure socialist state", and as such the formal institutions of government are purposely quite vague. Qadhafi himself is not even technically the "President" or "Prime Minister" of the country, and instead describes himself as a sort of "guide" or a "leader" to help the Libyan people in socialism. To most people around the world, he is simply referred to as "Colonel Qadhafi". Libya has no constitution, and the laws of the land come from Islamic law, and Qadhafi's Green Book of political philosophy. The government is called a "jamahiriya," a modification of the Arabic word "jumhuriya" (republic) that translates loosely as "people's state." The color red and particularly the red flag are traditional symbols of Socialism. ... An organizations constitution defines its form, structure, activities, character, and fundamental rules. ... Sharia (Arabic شريعة also Sharia, Shariah or Syariah) is traditional Islamic law. ... The Green Book is a book written by the Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi, outlining his views on democracy and his political philosophy. ...


In practice, however, Libya is essentially a dictatorship, with Qadhafi ruling by decree, assisted by a small clique of military and political officials. Libya has been accused of widespread human rights abuses, and state sponsored terrorism. Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler were two of the 20th centurys most notorious dictators. ... Rule by decree is a style of governance allowing quick, unchallenged creation of law by a single person or group, and is used primarily by dictators. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... State terrorism is a controversial term that is separate from the more common term state sponsored terrorism. ...


On December 19, 2003, Libya admitted having had a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program and simultaneously announced its intention to end it and dismantle all existing WMD to be verified by unconditional inspections. Libya also agreed to limit its long range missiles to 300 km. Some of the WMD included mustard gas, which was hidden in a turkey farm. The announcement came after clandestine diplomatic negotiations with the United Kingdom and United States since March 2003. On March 7, 2004, the White House confirmed that the last of Libya's nuclear weapons-related equipment had been sent to the United States. December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Weapons of Mass Destruction is also the name of rapper Xzibits 2004 album. ... Chemical Structure of Mustard Gas Compound Mustard gas (HD) is a chemical compound that was first used as a chemical weapon in World War I. In pure form, it is a colourless, odourless, viscous liquid at room temperature and causes blistering of the skin. ... Species  Meleagris gallopavo  Meleagris ocellata The domesticated turkey is descended from the North American Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... This page is about the official residence of the President of the USA. For other White Houses see White House (disambiguation). ... Weapons of Mass Destruction is also the name of rapper Xzibits 2004 album. ...


About that same time, Libya was also caught secretly passing nuclear technology which originated in North Korea on to other countries. Furthermore, Pakistan and China were mentioned as contributors to the programs.


Egypt previously had obtained technology directly from Pyongyang, officials said, but the U.S. blocked a shipment of missiles in 2001. Nevertheless, the House subcommittee on terrorism learned a year later Egypt received 24 No-Dong missile engines from North Korea.


'We are still trying to understand the network, to see if other countries have received the [weapons-related] technology, the weapons designs,' IAEA director-general Mohamed El Baradei, who did not cite Egypt, said during a visit to Libya Feb. 23. 2004 'This is of course an important and urgent concern for us.'"


See also:

Since 1969, Moammar Al Qadhafi has determined Libyas foreign policy. ...

Municipalities

Main article: Municipalities of Libya The Arabic term for the Libyan administrative unit translated into English as municipality is baladiyah (plural baladiyat). ...

Geography

Main article: Geography of Libya Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Tunisia Geographic coordinates: 25 00 N, 17 00 E Map references: Africa Area: total: 1,759,540 km² land: 1,759,540 km² water: 0 km² Area - comparative: slightly larger than Alaska Land boundaries: total: 4,383 km border countries...


Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Tunisia Categories: Africa geography stubs | North Africa ... -1... The Arab Republic of Egypt, commonly known as Egypt, (in Arabic: مصر, romanized Miṣr or Maṣr, in Egyptian dialect) is a republic mostly located in north-eastern Africa. ... The Tunisian Republic, or Tunisia, is a Muslim Arab country situated on the North African Mediterranean coast. ...


Climate: Mediterranean along coast; dry, extreme desert interior


Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, gypsum Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. Chemical structure Gypsum from New South Wales, Australia Heating gypsum above approximately 150°C (302°F) partially dehydrates the mineral, by driving off exactly 75% of the water contained in its chemical structure. ...


Geographic regions: Cyrenaica, Tripolitania, and Fezzan. Roman province of Cyrenaica, 120 AD Cyrenaica was a Roman province on the northern coast of Africa between Egypt and Numidia; it had been formerly Greek. ... Tripolitania is a historic region of western Libya, centered around the coastal city of Tripoli. ... Fezzan is a desert region in south-western Libya. ...


Natural hazards: hot, dry, dust-laden sirocco (known in Libya as the ghibli) is a southern wind lasting one to four days in spring and fall; dust storms, sandstorms. This article is about the Mediterranean wind. ... Satellite photo of a Saharan dust cloud (2000) over the Eastern Atlantic Ocean. ... Sandstorm can refer to: Sandstorms, a term used for dust storms in the desert. ...


The Great Manmade River project is a large engineering project Libya has undertaken to supply water to the Sahara desert. The Great Manmade River or Great Man-made River (GMR) is a network of pipes that supplies water to the Sahara Desert in Libya from a fossil aquifer in the Sahara. ...


Economy

Main article: Economy of Libya Libyas socialist-oriented economy depends primarily upon revenues from the oil sector, which contributes practically all export earnings and about one-quarter of GDP. These oil revenues and a small population give Libya one of the highest per capita GDPs in Africa, but little of this income flows down...


Libya's economy under the current Prime Minister (Ghanem) is undergoing an incredible business boom. Many socialist era government run industries are being privatized. UN sanctions have been mostly lifted (2004) and US sanctions are too. For example, Continental airlines now offers code-share travel to Libya.


Demographics

Main article: Demographics of Libya Libya has a small population in a large land area. ...


Culture

Main article: Culture of Libya

Libya is a North African country. ... Most Libyans adhere to the Sunni branch of Islam, which provides both a spiritual guide for individuals and a keystone for government policy. ...

Miscellaneous topics

Telephones - main lines in use: 500,000 (1998) Telephones - mobile cellular: 20,000 (1998) Telephone system: telecommunications system is being modernized; mobile cellular telephone system became operational in 1996 domestic: microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, cellular, tropospheric scatter, and a domestic satellite system with 14 earth stations international: satellite earth... Railways Libya has had no railroad in operation since 1965, all previous systems having been dismantled. ... Military branches: Armed Peoples on Duty (Army), Navy, Air and Air Defense Command (includes Air Force) Military manpower - military age: 17 years of age Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 1,503,647 (2002 est. ... In the unfinished trial against the Bulgarian medics and a Palestinian doctor in Libya five Bulgarian nurses (Kristiyana Valtcheva, Nasya Nenova, Valentina Siropulo, Valya Chervenyashka and Snezhana Dimitrova) as well as one Palestinian doctor (Ashraf al-Hajuj) have been accused of: committing actions on the territory of Libya which led... In the last 60 years, there have been a number of conflicts in the Middle East. ...

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