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Libya / COVID-19
Population 5,613,380
Total Confirmed 502138
Active 495708
Total deaths 6430
Total recovered 0
Death rate 1.28 %


<p>Libya ( (listen); Arabic: ليبيا, romanized: Lībiyā), officially the State of Libya (Arabic: دولة ليبيا, romanized: Dawlat Lībiyā), is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest. </p>The state is made of three historic regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica. 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. Libya has any country in the world's oil reserves. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and comprises more than one million of the six million people of Libya. The second-largest town is Benghazi, which is located in eastern Libya. The Latin name Libya is based on the name the region west of the Nile (Λιβύη) used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans for all of North Africa, and was again adopted during the period of Italian colonization beginning in 1911. Berbers have inhabited libya since the late Bronze Age as descendants from Iberomaurusian and Capsian cultures. The Phoenicians and Greek colonists established trading posts and city-states, respectively in Libya. Carthaginians, Persians, Egyptians and Greeks dominated libya before becoming a part of the Roman Empire. Libya was an early center of Christianity. When invasions brought Islam to the region before the 7th century, the area of Libya was mostly occupied by the Vandals Following the fall of the Western Roman Empire. From the 16th century, the Spanish Empire and the Knights of St John occupied Tripoli, until Ottoman rule began in 1551. Libya was involved in the Barbary Wars of the 19th and 18th centuries. Ottoman rule continued until the Italo-Turkish War, which caused the Italian occupation of Libya and the establishment of two colonies, Italian Tripolitania and Italian Cyrenaica (1911--1934), later unified in the Italian Libya colony from 1934 to 1947. Libya was an important area of warfare in the North African Campaign. The Italian population then went into decline. Libya became independent as a kingdom in 1951. A military coup in 1969 overthrew King Idris I. The"bloodless", coup leader Muammar Gaddafi dominated the country from 1969 and the Libyan Cultural Revolution in 1973 before he was overthrown and murdered in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. Two authorities initially claimed to govern Libya: the House of Representatives at Tobruk and the 2014 General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli, which considered itself the continuation of the General National Congress, elected in 2012. In 2015, a interim Government of National Accord was established Following UN-led peace talks between the Tobruk and Tripoli authorities, and the GNC disbanded to encourage it. Since that time, a civil war has broken out, with elements of Libya split between authorities and the Tobruk, as well as various tribal and Islamist militias. 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 National Army and the Central Bank of Libya.Libya is a member of the United Nations (since 1955), the Non-Aligned Movement, the Arab League, the OIC and OPEC. The country's official religion is Islam, with 96.6% of the Libyan population being Sunni Muslims.

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