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Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya



Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Tunisia

Area: 1,759,540 sq km

Climate: Mediterranean along coast; dry, extreme desert interior

Terrain: mostly barren, flat to undulating plains, plateaus, depressions

Population: 4,992,838 (July 1999 est.)

Religions: Sunni Muslim 97%

Languages: Arabic, Italian, English, all are widely understood in the major cities

Capital: Tripoli



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