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Libya

Political leadership

Libya

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)

Land

total: 1,759,540 sq km

Boundaries

total: 4,348 km

Border countries

Algeria 982 km Chad 1,055 km Egypt 1,115 km
Niger 354 km Sudan 383 km Tunesia 459 km

Coastline

1,770 km

Population

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.)

Urbanisation

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)

Religions

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

Languages

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

Literacy

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

GDP

$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

N/A

Public debt

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

Inflation rate

12.1% (2015 est.)