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Engage the World: Libya

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Sarah Debbek

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By: Sarah Debbek
Libya
Official Name
: Libya
Capital
: Tripoli (Tarabulus)

Currency
: Libyan Dinar (1 Libyan Dinar=0.80 US Dollars
About Libya
Location
: North Africa.
Climate
: Mediterranean along coast; dry extreme desert interior
Area
: 1,759,540 sq. km (Size of Alaska! approx.)
Population
: 6,733,620
Location
Traditional Clothing
Libyan-Arabic traditional dress
The Amazigh traditional dress (Naloot the West Mountain)
Tourism
Assaraya Al-Hamra "The Red Castle"
Built by the Romans
One of the city's ancient symbols
Benghazi the spark - the second largest city, located in East Libya
Cleopatra Basin
Sousse- East Libya
The "Bride of the Mediterranean"
Tripoli at night
Ra's Al Helal
On the Mediterranean Sea
"The Green Mountain"
Spring in Libya..."Misurata City"
Religion
: Islam (Muslim)
Ethnic Group
: Arabs, Imazighen, Tuareg, African
Languages
: Arabic (Offical), Amazight, Swahili, Tamajaq
Government Type
: Operates under a transitional government
About Libya (cont)
7th Century BC
Phoenicians settle in Tripolitania in western Libya
6th Century BC
Carthage conquers Tripolitania
4th Century BC
Greeks colonize the east of the country. which they called Libya
74 BC
Romans conquer libya
643 AD
Arabs under Amr Ibn Al-A's arrived to Libya
16th Century
Libya becomes part of the Othoman Empire
1911-12
Italy conquers Libya. Omar Al-Mukhtar begins 20-year insurgency against the Italian rule.
1951
Libya becomes independent under King Idris Al-Sanusi
1969
Feb. 2011
Colonial Qaddafi held power after a military revolution. Ruled the country for 40+ years
The Libyan uprising against the Qaddafi's regime.
Tawaraq Traditional dress.
Ghat- South Libya
The Beautiful Sahara Desert
Built by the Romans in Leptis Magna
Garboroun Lake
One of the rarest lakes on earth
Location: South Libya
Questions?
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