Libya is a country located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It borders the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Niger, Algeria, and Tunisia. Learn More About Libyan Culture!
Capital - Tripoli Population - 7.25 million Demonym - Libyan
Official Language - Arabic Religion - Islam Currency - Libyan dinar
Flag Description - "The design forming the central portion-the crescent and star on a black background-has its roots in the design of the banner used during the Senussi Dynasty, which was founded in Mecca in 1837. The red color represents the blood of the Libyan people who lost their lives in the fascist rule of Italy, and the green color stands for peace."
National Motto - "حرية، عدالة، ديمقراطية" "Hurriya, 'Adala, Dimokratia" ("Liberty, Justice, Democracy") National Anthem - "ليبيا ليبيا ليبيا" "Libya, Libya, Libya" National Dish - Couscous
National Flower - Pomegranate National Animal - Barbary Lion
Independence from Italy - February 10, 1947
Battle of Tripoli - August 28, 2011
Government- Currently Disputed
*The temple of Zeus is located in the ancient Greek City of Cyrene. Cyrene is currently located in Libya.
*Loans to Libyan citizens are given with zero interest.
*The country is rich in oil and gas. Their top exports are natural gas, petroleum products and oil.
Annual Average Temperature - 24.7 degrees Celsius or about 76 degrees Fahrenheit