Flag of Libya

Flag of Libya

The flag of Libya has been altered many times in the last century. Until 2011, a purely green leaf was used since green is the color of Islam as well as of Libya. It also should have commemorated the Green Revolution of Muammar Gaddafi. Since the beginning of the civil war in 2011 a flag from the times of the Libyan Kingdom has been used as a symbol of the revolution. The current flag thus consists of three horizontal stripes, where the top one is red, the middle one is wider and black and the bottom one is green. In the middle of the black bar, a white crescent and a five-pointed star are placed. Each of the bars represents one Libyan region and the crescent with the star are traditional symbols of Islam.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Algeria Algeria Algiers 38,700,000 2,381,740 km2
Flag of Chad Chad N'Djamena 12,825,000 1,284,000 km2
Flag of Egypt Egypt Cairo 86,127,000 980,869 km2
Flag of Niger Niger Niamey 17,129,076 1,267,000 km2
Flag of Sudan Sudan Khartoum 37,964,000 2,505,810 km2
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Tunis 10,886,500 163,610 km2

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Main information

Country
Libya
Capital city
Tripoli
Population
6,202,000 (2013)
Total area
1,759,540 km2
Formation
24. 12. 1951
Highest point
Bikku Bitti (2,267 m)
GDP
$ 11,936 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
libyan dinar (LYD)
Code
LY (LBY)
Calling code
+218
Internet TLD
.ly

Country is member of

By continents
Africa
By organizations
OPEC

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Libye (Tripolis)
English
Libya (Tripoli)
German
Libysch-Arabische Dschamahirija (Libyen) (Tripolis)
French
Libye (Tripoli)
Italian
Libia (Tripoli)
Spanish
Libia (Trípoli)
Russian
Ливия (Триполи)
Slovak
Líbya (Tripolis)
Polish
Libia (Trypolis)
Portuguese
Líbia (Tripoli)
Chinese
利比亚 (的黎波里)
Japanese
リビア (トリポリ)
Turkish
Libya (Tripoli)
Norwegian
Libya (Tripoli)
Swedish
Libyen (Tripoli)
Hungarian
Líbia (Tripoli)
Dutch
Libië (Tripoli)
Danish
Libyen (Tripoli)
Finnish
Libya (Tripoli)
Hebrew
לוב (טריפולי)

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