Capital: Tripoli

Population: 6,678,697 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Libyan Dinar (LYD)

Official Language: Arabic

Unofficial Languages: English, Berber, Italian

Main Religion: Islam (Sunni Muslim)

Ethnic Groups: Berber, Arab, and others

Largest Cities: Tripoli, Benghazi, Misrata, Bayda

Main Sport: Football

Political System: Transitional Government

National Holidays (2016):

Revolution Day (February 17)

Jamahiriya Day (March 2)

British Evacuation Day (March 28)

Lailat al Miraj (Night of Ascension) (May 5)

American Evacuation Day (June 11)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (September 13)

Islamic New Year (October 3)

Italian Evacuation Day (October 7)

Ashura (October 12)

Liberation Day (October 23)

Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad) (December 12)

Independence Day (December 24)

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