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Facts and Figures


Political leadership


Chairman of the High Council of State Abdulrahman Asswehly (since 6 April 2016)

Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Council of the National Unity Government Fayez al-Sarraj (since 30 March 2016)

Prime Minister of the Interim Government Abdullah Al-Thanni (Acting from 11 August 2015)

Prime Miniter of the National Salvation Government Khalifa al-Ghawil (acting from 31 March 2015)


total: 1,759,540 sq km


total: 4,348 km

Border countries

Algeria982 kmChad1,055 kmEgypt1,115 km
Niger354 kmSudan383 kmTunesia459 km


1,770 km


6,411,776 (2015 est.) (country comparison to the world: 108)

Age structure

0-14 years: 26.5% 15-64 years: 69.4% 65+ 4.1%

Population growth rate

2.23% (2015 est.)


Urban population: 78.6% of total population (2015) rate of urbanisation: 1.13% annual rate of change (2010-2015 est.)

Major cities

Tripoli (capital) 1.126 million (2015)

Ethnic groups

Berber and Arab 97%; other 3% (including Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, Tunisians)


Sunni Muslim (state religion) 96.6%, Christian 2.7%, other 0,7%


Arabic (official), Italian, English (widely understood in the major cities); Berber (Nafusi, Ghadamis, Suknah, Awjilah, Tamasheq)


(Age 15+ Can Read and Write) total population: 91% male: 96.7% female: 85.6% (2015 est.)


$92.87 billion (2015 est.) $98.9 billion (2014 est.)

GDP Real growth rate

-6.1% (2015 est.) -24% (2014 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP)

$15,100 (2015 est.) $16,000 (2014 est.)

Unemployment rate

total 19%, youth (15-24) 48.7% (2012 est.)

Population below poverty line


Public debt

6.6% of GDP (2015 est.) 6.6% of GDP (2014 est.)

Inflation rate

12.1% (2015 est.)

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