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Libya

Libya
  • Capital

    Capital

    Tripoli

  • Local time

    Local time

    3:52

  • Population

    Population

    6.36 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +218

  • Currency

    Currency

    ل.د LYD (dinar)

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Libya

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  • Capital

    Capital

    Tripoli

  • Local time

    Local time

    3:52

  • Population

    Population

    6.36 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +218

  • Currency

    Currency

    ل.د LYD (dinar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 644

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.11 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    56mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    1 759 540 km2

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    8%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    1.28 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Berber and Arab - 97 %
    Greeks
    Maltese

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 97 %
    Islam - 97 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    Arabic
    Italian
    English

  • Murders

    Murders

    3 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    0 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    10.4%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    40 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    petroleum, petrochemicals, aluminum, iron and steel, food processing, textiles, handicrafts, cement

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    wheat, barley, olives, dates, citrus, vegetables, peanuts, soybeans, cattle

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, gypsum

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -103%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, gypsum

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    1%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    56 996kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    185 (Best=1, Worst=200)

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What not to do when visiting Libya

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Street & Behavioral

Don't wear tight and revealing clothes - it’s rude.

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Don’t forget men greet with warm handshake accompanied by ’Salaamu Aleikum’ (peace be upon you) the response is ”Wa Alaikum as-salamma” (and on peace be you). Women greet similarly. Social interactions between non-related members of the opposite sex are not frequent - a handshake will usually not be included in the introduction. Always wait for the woman to initiate, if at all.

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Don’t fail to greet people you meet - it’s considered rude. Give a general greeting when you enter a room full of strangers.

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Don't necessarily ask about a person’s wife, sister or adult daughter - better to refer to the family as a whole.

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Don’t show love affection in public - it’s not widely accepted.

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Don’t keep your hands in pockets when speaking to someone - it’s disrespectful.

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Don't use the left hand for eating or handing things over.

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Don’t show the soles of your feet to someone or point with any part of the foot at any person.

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Don’t ever disrespect anyone’s family name.

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Don’t photograph military and government facilities - it’s illegal.

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Don’t forget same-sex sexual relations are criminalised in Libya.

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Don’t necessarily take the traffic easily - always be cautious as there’s a high accident rate.

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Don’t try to import alcohol, pornography or pork products - it’s illegal.

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Don’t necessarily consider two men or women are holding hands as partners - they just show the friendship and it doesn’t mean they have a love relationship.

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