Libya

Key Country Facts

Population: 6.5 Million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

The majority of its export commodities stems from the wealth of oil in the country, but steel manufacturing accounts for 20 percent of the nation’s GDP!

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Tadrart Acacus, ancient Roman empire of Leptis Magna, Red Castle Museum

Other Information:

Major exports include crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas, and chemicals.

The capital of Libya is Tripoli. There are approximately 6,541,948 people living here. The official language of Libya is Arabic, with Italian and English spoken widely in all major cities. The majority of the population practices Islam. The time zone is 6 hours ahead of EST.

Known for its ancient architecture and art, one should visit the Tadrart Acacus, a series of mountains rich with prehistoric rock art, paintings and carvings. One should also visit the ancient Roman empire of Leptis Magna one of the best preserved ruins in the region. History buff would enjoy the Red Castle Museum which covers over 5,000 years of history up through the Libya’s independence era ending in 1953.

One fun fact about Libya is that while the majority of its export commodities stems from the wealth of oil in the country, steel manufacturing accounts for 20 percent of the nation’s GDP!

 

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