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About Libya

Libya, officially known as the State of Libya is a prominent country in North Africa. The country
was part of Italian Colonization.

The primary revenue of Libya has been Oil due to the largest proven oil reserves in the African Region. Due to the Sahara Desert, the country’s Agricultural production is limited.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityTripoli
Government TypeUnitary provisional government
Official LanguagesArabic
CurrencyLibyan dinar, LYD
Phone Code +218
Important CitiesTripoli, Benghazi, Misrata, Zliten, Bayda, Zawiya, Ajdabiya, Tobruk, Sabha, Khoms, Derna, Sabratha, Zuwara
National DayIndependence Day (Dec-24)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking186
Primary IndustriesField Development and Exploration,Refining and Downstream.
Major ExportsMineral fuels, mineral oils , Natural or cultured pearls, precious , Iron and steel, Copper and articles thereof, Organic chemicals, Aluminium and articles thereof, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, Electrical machinery and equipment, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material
Major Exports to IndiaCoffee, tea, maté and spices, Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, Articles of iron or steel, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Ceramic products, Electrical machinery and equipment , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Pharmaceutical products, Cereals, Plastics and articles thereof, Iron and steel,
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils , Electrical machinery and equipment , Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Cereals, Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Plastics and articles thereof, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushion, Pharmaceutical products, Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, Articles of iron or steel
Major Imports from IndiaMineral fuels, mineral oils , Aluminium and articles thereof, Electrical machinery and equipment , Iron and steel, Lead and articles thereof, Wool, fine or coarse animal hair, horsehair yarn and woven fabric, Copper and articles thereof, Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material, Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs, Zinc and articles thereof
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaAvoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion (1981) Agreement for Cooperation in the field of Health and Medical Sciences (1983) Agreement on Economic Cooperation (1985) Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA) (2007) Cultural Exchange Agreement (2007) Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in the Field of Elections(2012). MoU between the two Election Commissions in Nov 2012.
Bordering NationsEgypt, Sudan, Niger, Chad, Tunisia, Algeria
Member of(African Union), ( Arab League), ( OPEC), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for LibyaEmbassy of India
H.E. Shri N. J. Gangte
Honourable Ambassador
4, Rue Didon, Place Notre Dame, Mutuelville, Tunis, Tunisia
00-216-71-787819, 790968

Embassy Details of Libya in IndiaEmbassy of State of Libya
H.E. Mr. Mohamed M M Eswaie
Charge d Affaires
D-1/27 Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057

+91-11-2469 7717, 2469 7771 (O)