Official name: Libya
Government: Parliamentary (operates under a transitional government)
Area: 1,759,500 sq. km
Official languages: Arabic
Other languages: Berber
Population: 6, 002,347 million (July 2013 est.)
Religions: Muslim 97 % (virtually all Sunni); Others 3%
Independence day: 24 December 1951 from UN trusteeship
NB: Libya is currently under political reconstruction and is governed under a temporary constitution established by the National Transitional Council.
Structure of Government:
Executive: Under the temporary constitution, The Prime Minister and the President of the Congress are elected by the National Congress.
Legislative: Unicameral Parliament known as the General National Congress
Judicial: Judicial structures are under construction as Government is in transition
Foreign policy: Libya is a member of BADEA , AMU, UA, BDEAC, IFRCS,ILO,IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, OAPEC, OIC,UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO,WHO, WIPOI, WMO, WTO (observer) etc.
GDP: 81, 915 billion USD (IMF est.2012)
Main economic resources: crude oil, petro chemical products, aluminium, metal and steel, wheat, barley, olives, dates, citrus fruits, etc.
Major Trading Partners: Italy, Germany, China, France, Spain, Turkey, Tunisia, South Korea
Libya's post-revolution legal system is in flux and driven by state and non-state entities.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection
National Partners of African Law Library