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Libya

lib' E a, a republic in northern Africa


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Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: Facts and FiguresFacts and Figures
Area
679,362 sq mi. Population 6,541,948. Capital Tripoli. Independence from UN Trusteeship Achieved December 24, 1951.
Libya in 1969Libya in 1969
On September 1, 1969, a group of army captains, most of them in their late 20's, successfully ousted King Muhammad Idris al-Sanussi and established an Arab Socialist Republic.

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