What is Libya?

  • (noun): A military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; consists almost entirely of desert; a major exporter of petroleum; involved in state-sponsored terrorism.
    Synonyms: Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Libya

Libya (Arabic: ‏ليبيا‎ Lībyā, Berber: ⵍⵉⴱⵢⴰ Libya) is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), Libya is the 17th largest country in the world.

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LBY - History - Islamic Libya
... Tenuous Byzantine control over Libya was restricted to a few poorly defended coastal strongholds, and as such, the Arab horsemen who first crossed into the Pentapolis of Cyrenaica in September 642 AD encountered ... by Abdullah ibn Saad, the foster-brother of Caliph Uthman, penetrated deep into Western Libya and took Tripoli from the Byzantines definitively ... From Barqa, the Fezzan (Libya's Southern region) was conquered by Uqba ibn Nafi in 663 and Berber resistance was overcome ...
LBY - Foreign Relations - Libya Under Gaddafi
... American and British bases and partly nationalized foreign oil and commercial interests in Libya ... the United States and other Western powers had normalised relations with Libya ... Saddam Hussein overthrown and put on trial led to Libya being hailed as a success for Western soft power initiatives in the War on Terror ...
LBY - Economy
... reserves in the country in 1959 led to the transformation of Libya's economy from a poor country to (then) Africa's richest ... The World Bank defines Libya as an 'Upper Middle Income Economy', along with only seven other African countries ... In the early 1980s, Libya was one of the wealthiest countries in the world its GDP per capita was higher than that of developed countries such as Italy, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and New Zealand ...
LBY
... Libya (Arabic ‏ليبيا‎ Lībyā, Berber ⵍⵉⴱⵢⴰ Libya) is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north ... With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), Libya is the 17th largest country in the world ... The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is home to 1.7 million of Libya's 6.4 million people ...
Culture - Libyan Cuisine
... Libyan cuisine is culturally diverse and ranges from the generally simple dishes to the vibrant fusions between different culinary traditions be it Italian or Bedouin / traditional Arab Libyan food (similar to Sahara cuisine) ... Pasta is a staple diet of the Western side of Libya whereas rice is generally the food staple of the east ...