Country Full Name: The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
Location: Libya is in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Tunisia.
Country Climate: Mediterranean along coast; dry, extreme desert interior.
Country Terrain: Mostly barren, flat to undulating plains, plateaus, depressions.
Major Languages: Arabic.
Major Religions: Islam.
Country Population: 6.2 million (2008 est.) 6.3 million (2009 est.).
Country Economy: The economy of Libya depends primarily upon revenues from the oil sector, which constitute practically all export earnings.
Currency: Libyan Dinar (LYD).
Country Inflation: 10.5% (2008 est.) 5.0% (2009 est.).
City: Tripoli is the largest and capital city of Libya.
City Economy: Tripoli is the largest city, the principal sea port, and the largest commercial and manufacturing centre in Libya.
Cost of Living: Tripoli has an overall cost of living index which equates it with low cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Tripoli is currently ranked 268 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.
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