With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa, and is the 16th largest country in the world. The other large city is Benghazi, which is located in eastern Libya.Libya has been inhabited by Berbers since the late Bronze Age.The fourth largest country in Africa is about the size of Spain, Portugal, France, Germany and the UK combined. Independence: 24 December 1951 (from UN trusteeship). Constitution: 11 December 1969, amended 2 March 1977--established popular congresses and people's committees.Libya's main population centers are spread along the more fertile strip at the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Geography: Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Tunisia. mi., more than three times the size of France) Terrain: Mediterranean coastline, highlands and deserts (90% of Libya) in interior. Agriculture products: Wheat, barley, olives, dates, citrus, vegetables, peanuts, soybeans; cattle.
Libya was involved in the Barbary Wars of the 18th and 19th centuries. The coup leader Muammar Gaddafi ruled the country from the Libyan Cultural Revolution in 1973 until he was overthrown and killed in the Libyan Civil War of 2011. In the second Libyan Civil War ongoing since 2014, two authorities initially claimed to govern Libya: the Council of Deputies in Tobruk, and the 2014 General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli, which considered itself the continuation of the General National Congress, elected in 2012.You'll have your own internal email so you can communicate safely and privately with anyone at anytime. Other dating sites in Nigeria force you to register before you see anything, while on Sexy Naija we let you view all the profiles your heart desires.Feel free to check out the thousands of sexy Nigerian men and women on our site. Every day, over 100 singles join our growing community.Ottoman rule continued until the Italian occupation of Libya resulted in the temporary Italian Libya colony from 1911 to 1943. As of July 2017 talks are still ongoing between the GNA and the Tobruk-based authorities to end the strife and unify the divided establishments of the state including the Libyan Armed Forces and the Central Bank of Libya.During the Second World War Libya was an important area of warfare in the North African Campaign. It was intended to supplant terms applied to Ottoman Tripolitania, the coastal region of what is today Libya having been ruled by the Ottoman Empire from 1551 to 1911, as the Eyalet of Tripolitania.