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Copy of Libya

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Libya
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
Revolution Day
Facts

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.
Languages:

Arabic:
Official language
Berber:
respected by the government but not encouraged or supported
English:
the main foreign language, but not widely spoken.
Italian:
the old colonial language is well understood by the older generation, but less popular among the young.
Libya Major Cities
Tripoli
Benghazi
Misrata
Tobruk
Sirte
Derna
Sebha
 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.
Universities
The People
Family Life
Traditions
Costumes
Food Habits
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

Important Universities
Most Libyans consider themselves
Arabs
, although there is a strong
Berber
influence in the population.
There are small communities of
Greeks
,
Maltese
, and
Italians

About 20% of the population are
foreign
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.

Traditional Industries
Weddings
Libyan Henna
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.

The 
traditional dress of Libya
 consists of a long and loose gown along with the trouser for the lower body. They also use a 
cloak
 to cover their bodies and use the traditional cap on their heads.
The nomadic 
Berber
people of Libya trace their African roots back to 2000 B.C.E.

Some Tuareg people of Libya dancing in their traditional costumes

Regional drinks
Libyan Relics
Waterfall
Gadamis
Known as 'the pearl of the desert'.
One of the oldest pre-Saharan cities and an outstanding example of a traditional settlement.
Folk music
Traditional accessories
Traditional Games
Traditional House
Capital
Tripoli
Arabic
Official languages
Libyan Arabic, Amazighi, Italian, English
Spoken languages
Religion
Islam
Area
Population
Currency
Climate
1,759,541 km2
6,244,174
Libyan dinar (LYD)
Mediterranean along coast; dry, extreme desert interior 
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