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Copy of Libya
Transcript of Copy of Libya
10 February 1947
24 December 1951
1 September 1969
17 February 2011
Independence from Italy
Released from British
and French oversight
Muammar Gaddafi Regime
Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves of any country in the world.
The 17th largest nation in the world by size.
The Libyan Desert, which covers much of Libya, is one of the most arid and sun-baked places on earth.
respected by the government but not encouraged or supported
the main foreign language, but not widely spoken.
the old colonial language is well understood by the older generation, but less popular among the young.
Libya Major Cities
Principal seaport, and the commercial center of Libya.
The second largest city in Libya, It is an administrative, commercial, and educational center.
It is the site of several national government buildings as well as the Gar Younis (formerly Benghazi) University (founded 1955).
Famous for important industries include salt processing, oil refining, food processing, cement manufacturing, tanning, brewing and sponge and tuna fishing.
Excellently linked with other urban centers in Libya, being on the coastal highway between Tripoli and Benghazi.
Alfateh University, Tripoli
University of Garyounis, Benghazi
Libyan International Medical university (Benghazi)
Open University, Tripoli
7th October University, Misrata
Omar el-Mukhtar University, Al-Bayda
Most Libyans consider themselves
, although there is a strong
influence in the population.
There are small communities of
About 20% of the population are
workers, mostly from other Arab countries such as Egypt, the Sudan, and Tunisia.
Until fairly recently the extended family was the norm.
Today it is increasingly common for young couples to set up home on their own.
It is important for Libyans to maintain the dignity, honor and a good reputation of their families through their own conduct. This is a collective culture.
In order to maintain a sense of harmony, people will act with decorum at all times and not do not do anything to cause someone else public embarrassment.
Personal feelings and needs are often subjugated for the good of the group.
Wedding dress: Hasira
The present Libyan people consider themselves as the part of the Arab world. Although, Berbers and Tuareg groups still speak their own tribal languages.
traditional dress of Libya
consists of a long and loose gown along with the trouser for the lower body. They also use a
to cover their bodies and use the traditional cap on their heads.
people of Libya trace their African roots back to 2000 B.C.E.
Some Tuareg people of Libya dancing in their traditional costumes
Known as 'the pearl of the desert'.
One of the oldest pre-Saharan cities and an outstanding example of a traditional settlement.
Libyan Arabic, Amazighi, Italian, English
Libyan dinar (LYD)
Mediterranean along coast; dry, extreme desert interior