Population of main cities (including suburbs):
Tripoli (940,700); Benghazi (562,100); Misratah (502,700); Murqub (448,300); Jafara (443,800)
About 89% is Arab and/or Berber. The country has a very large majority of Arabs, a few Tuaregs (essentially in the Fezzan, along the border with Algeria and Niger) and a minority that identifies as Berber (in the Djebel Nefusa and at Zwara). (Bureau of Statistics and Census Libya
Other Languages Spoken:
Sunni Muslims (97% of the population).
It is %T:%M %A In Tripoli
Exchange Rate on
National Currency: Lybian Dinar (LYD)
Type of State:
Republic (in transition).
Type of Economy:
Upper-middle-income economy dependent on the hydrocarbon sector. The country is in economic transition..
Since 1999, the Libyan authorities have aimed at making the Libyan economy more efficient through a policy of opening up and liberalization which benefits the private sector and investment. Libya is currently facing a political transition which affects its economy.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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12.6 per 100 Inhabitants
19.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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