Libya is located on the southern-center of the Mediterranean Sea. It has an area of about 1.8 million sq km (mostly desert, up to 90% of area).
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The official name of Libya is "The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya"; in short "Libyan Arab Jamahiriya", or "The Libyan Arab Republic".
Tripoli is the capital of Libya and the largest city.
Other main cities in Libya include Benghazi, Sirt (Surt), Misurata (Misratah), Tobruk, Sabha, Ajdabiya, and Ghadamis.
Libya is one of the top 10 oil-producing countries in the world. Libya tourism sector is developing due to the wealth of
remains and ruins in Libya from various civilizations.
Remains of ancient cultures (rock paintings, carvings, fossils, remains and ruins) can be found in Cyrene, Leptis Magna, Wadi Mathendous, Jebel Acacus and other regions.
Libya has a very low population density (about 50 persons per sq km). The main spoken languages are Arabic (Libyan dialect) and Tamazight. Also, Italian and English in main cities.