Category: Libya

Libya is a country in North Africa, bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. There are 6.5 million residents (2015), but in recent years, there has been great emigration due to conflicts in the region. The capital is Tripoli. For the Greek philosopher Anaximander, in the 6th century BC, Libya was the land south of the Mediterranean Sea. Today’s Libyan lands were colonized, in part, by Phoenicians, Egyptians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs. Libya today is politically the former Italian colony, from the early 20th century, which basically encompassed Tripolitania and Cyrenaica. During World War II, Italians were expelled and Libya became a British protectorate. Independence was achieved in 1951. In 1959, large oil reserves were discovered in the country. In 1969, after a coup, Muammar al-Gaddafi took over the Libyan government as dictator. In the 1980s, Gaddafi sponsored terrorist actions. In retaliation, the country was bombed by the USA. In 2011, Gaddafi succumbed and was killed in a popular uprising with US support. What followed in Libya was chaos.

Libya Country Population

Libya Population

Libya became independent in 1951, as one of the first countries in Africa. In 2011, dictator Muammar...

Airports in Libya

Libya Airports

As of 2019, there are 19 airports throughout the country of Libya according to IATA and ICAO....

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Libya Facts

Libya, State of North Africa; 1.76 million km2, 6.7 million residents (2019).Libya borders in the east to...

Embassies of Libya

Embassies of Libya

List of all Libya embassies and consulates in foreign countries or regions, including the city where it...