Libya Overview - What You Need To Know

Libya Overview - What You Need To Know

Libya is located on the northern coast of Africa. It is a surprisingly large country, covering more than 1.7 million square miles. However, most of the land is desert and unused. Ninety percent of the population lives along the coastline, while there is little or nothing to talk about inside the country. The country's capital is Tripoli, and it is also the largest population center to date.

The Libyan people are called Libyans. The total population is believed to be 5.6 million and is growing at 2.3 percent annually. Ethnic groups collapse as barbaric and Arab. Sunni Muslims are the dominant religion and Arabic is the primary language. The literacy rate is 82 percent. Life expectancy is 74.1 percent for men and 78.58 percent for women. In a strange development, about 50% of the population is believed to be under the age of 20.

Historically, Libya was a country ruled by foreign powers. From the Phoenicians to the Carthaginians to the Greeks and Romans, the country experienced little independence. The main reason for this is the strategic location of Tripoli in relation to shipping lanes in the Mediterranean. Regardless, the country is home to a wide range of ancient structures and monuments including a close version of the Coliseum in Rome. For travelers who enjoy sightseeing, Libya offers a box for relatively unexplored discoveries.

Libya was ruled by Muammar Abu Munir al-Gaddafi, who took power in 1969 in a military coup. At the time, he was only 28 years old. During his rule, Libya was known to be a hotbed of terrorist activities, especially the bombing of the Pan Am 103 plane over Scotland. The country has recently taken great strides to abandon its past and restore diplomatic status more or less.

From the traveler’s point of view, Libya is still part of the adventure zone. With common sense, one should not encounter any problems traveling to the country. Moreover, the state is making a great effort to attract tourist dollars, and it seems that the acceptable attitude towards foreigners has come with this approach.

although Libya is an adventure zone, and a great place to visit, but it's not safe, at least for the time being, Gaddafi who managed to tie the loose stands ( tribes) and somewhat united the country by twisted tactics, crumbled soon after he was killed, the countries a mess now with several militias and 2 main opposing governments the GNA and the house of representatives led by Libyan national army which is the capital city of tripoli as I comment controlled by GNA, as a result, u can hear gunshots and bombshells .other than that the country hosts some of the most well preserved roman towns of Sabathia and Leptis Magna which are great too visit plus the people r very friendly and innocent and will gladly invite you to their house for lunch or dinner in a huge plate which u will all share. 

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