Saturday, December 10, 2011
Facts about Libya
Libya, officially the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, is a country located in the Maghreb region of northern Africa. Bordering the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Libya lies between Egypt to the east, Sudan to the south east, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.
Libya has the highest literacy rate of any country in North Africa (82% of the population can read and write).
The Libyan Desert covers most of Libya. It is very arid and, in some places, it only rains once ever 10 or more years!
Libya has a free education system for everyone.
97% of the population are Muslims. 2% are Christians.
There is no railway system in Libya.
The population of Libya is 6,036,914 and the total area of this nation is 1,759,540 square kilometers.
The languages spoken are Arabic, Italian and English. The religion followed in Libya is Sunni Muslim.
The currency of Libya is Libyan Dinar.
The rate of life expectancy is 76% while the literacy is 83%.
The GDP per capita of Libya is US $ $78,790,000,000.