Essential info for Libya
Population: About 6.6 million
Major religion: Islam
Capital city: Tripoli
Legal system: Transitional council
Main languages: Arabic (official), English (tourist centres, business)
Time: GMT +2
Electricity: 127/230 volts, 50 Hz. Round 3-pin plugs are used.
Money: The Libyan Dinar (LYD), divided into 1,000 dirhams
Tipping: Not common, may be offensive. However, tipping tour guides is appreciated.
International dialling code: +218. City codes include (0)21 for Tripoli and (0)22 for Tripoli International Airport.
Emergency numbers: 193 (police), 190 (fire), 191 (ambulance)
Internet domain: .ly
Drives on the: Right