|Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Tunisia.|
Geography: more than 90% of the country is desert or semidesert.
Area: total: 1,759,540 sq km, land: 1,759,540 sq, water: 0 sq km.
Industries: petroleum, iron and steel, food processing, textiles, handicrafts, cement.
Languages: Arabic, Italian, English, all are widely understood in the major cities.
National Holiday: Revolution Day, 1 September (1969).
Currency (Code): Libyan dinar (LYD).
Population: 6,461,454. Labor force: 1.729 million (2010 est.), includes 166,510 non-nationals (July 2010 est.)