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Libya

Libya Background Stats

Date:

50,000-180,000 BP

Definitions

  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
First human settlement > Notes Fragments of 2 mandibles discovered in 1953 2014
First human settlement > Place Haua Fteah 2014
Full name State of Libya 2013
Independence day date December 24 1951
Land border length 4,348 km 2014 43th out of 200
National anthems Libya, Libya, Libya 2011
Neighboring countries and territories Algeria (L) Chad (L) Egypt Greece (M) Italy (M) Malta (M) Niger (L) Sudan (L) Tunisia 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 5 2014 25th out of 171
Overview

Libya, a mostly desert and oil-rich country on the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea with an ancient history, has more recently been renowned for the 42-year rule of the mercurial Col Muammar Gaddafi.

In 2011, the colonel's autocratic government was brought to an end by a six-month uprising and ensuing civil war. In October of that year, the main opposition group, the National Transitional Council (NTC), declared the country to be officially "liberated" and pledged to turn Libya into a pluralist, democratic state.

In August 2012, the NTC handed over power to Libya's newly elected parliament, the General National Congress.


Full Article
2014

Citation

"Libya Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Libya/Background

Libya Background Profiles (Subcategories)

First human settlement 3