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Generic Information

Libya, officially the State of Libya,  is a sovereign state in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. The country is made of three historical regions, Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa, and is the 16th largest country in the world. Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves of any country in the world. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains over one million of Libya's six million people. The other large city is Benghazi, which is located in the east of the country.

Generic country information can be located from sources which are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures. For a generic country overview, please consult the following sources:

Libya Wikipedia Country Information

Libya IMF Country Information

Libya Economist Intelligence Unit Information*               

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Humanitarian Info

Libya World Food Programme Information

Libya UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Information


Facts and Figures

Libya Wolfram Alpha Information

Libya World Bank Information

Libya Population Information