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

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