Africa

Libya profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
Libya's economy is expected to stabilise following the 2011 conflict
  • Full name: State of Libya
  • Population: 6.4 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Tripoli
  • Area: 1.77 million sq km (685,524 sq miles)
  • Major language: Arabic
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Libyan dinar (LD) = 1,000 dirhams
  • Main exports: Crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas
  • GNI per capita: US $12,320 (World Bank, 2009)
  • Internet domain: .ly
  • International dialling code: +218