full name: Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Libya flag
capital city: Tripoli
population: 6,411,776 (July 2015 est.)
official language: Arabic
business language: English
major religion: Islam
intl.dialling code: +218
internet suffix: .ly
time zone: UTC/GMT + 2 hours
currency: 1 dinar = 1,000 dirhams
GDP - real growth rate: -24% (2014 est.)
GDP - per capita: $15,700 (2014 est.)
main export: Crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas
government: operates under a transitional government
head of state: Speaker of the House of Representatives Aqilah Salah ISSA
prime minister: Abdullah al-THINI