Libya (Arabic: ليبيا, Italian: Libia) is a country in North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. The country is made of three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometers, Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa, and is the 16th largest country in the world. Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves of any country in the world. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains over one million of Libya's six million people. The second-largest city is Benghazi, which is located in eastern Libya.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 27° N — Longitude: 17° E
Area: 1,759,541 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: LY
Measures of Freedom
2019: 5.05, Rank: 156, Personal Freedom: 5.17, Economic Freedom: 4.79
2014: 4.58, Rank: 158
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 20, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 6
Discusses the situation in Libya in 2014, three years after Obama's "humanitarian intervention" that led to the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi and the subsequent attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi
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