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Libya

Libya Most known for its desert sands, but nevertheless very interesting. For example you can visit Ghadhames, the oasis town famous for its desert architecture or Tripoli where you will find its historic mosques and the Red Castle with labyrinth courtyards and houses built up over centuries. Of course it will also be possible to visit the endless sand dunes where you can enjoy the lovely sunshine.

Area: 1.757.512 Km²
Population: 5.241.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 3 pop/Km²

System of government: Arabic Islamic Socialist Republic
Capital: Tripoli (1.681.000 pop.)
Major cities: Banghazi 650.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Arab and Berber 90%, Bedouins 4%, others 6%
Border countries: Tunisia NORTH-WEST, Algeria WEST, Niger and Chad SOUTH, Sudan SOUTH-EAST, Egypt EAST

Principal mountains: Bette 2286 m
Principal rivers: -
Principal lakes: Sabkhat Tawargha, Sabkhat Ghuzayyil, Sabkhat al Qunayyin
Principal islands: -
Climate: Arid - mediterranean

Language: Arabic (official), English, French, Italian
Religion: Sunni Muslim 97%
Currency: Libyan Dinar (LYD)

Fixed public holidays: 3/3, 28/3, 11/6, 23/7, 1/9, 7/10
Dialling code: 00218
GMT: +2

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