Moises Saman for The New York Times
An international campaign to force Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi from power gathered pace on Monday as the Obama administration seized Libyan assets and the European Union adopted an arms embargo and other sanctions. Pro-Qaddafi demonstrators chanted slogans during a visit by reporters to the Roman ruins at Sabratha, 40 miles west of Tripoli.
A list of resources from around the Web about Libya as selected by researchers and editors of The New York Times.
- C.I.A. World Factbook country profile
- State Department — history and overview
- News and online media
- BBC country profile
- Qaddafi's official site
- The Guardian: Libya news
- Human Rights Watch: Libya
- Libya Comes in From the Cold
General Information on Libya
Official Name: Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Capital: Tripoli (Current local time)
Government Type: Jamahiriya (a state of the masses) in theory, governed by the populace through local councils; in practice, an authoritarian state.
Population: 6.037 million (2007, est.)
Area: 679,362 square miles, or slightly larger than Alaska.
Languages: Arabic, Italian, English, all are widely understood in the major cities.
Literacy: Total Population: 82.6%; Male: 92.4%; Female: 72% (2003 est.)
GDP Per Capita: $12,300 (2003)
Year of Independence: 1951
- Business conditions (World Bank)
- Economic outlook for the most developed countries(Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)
- Statistical profiles of the least developed countries (U.N.)
- World Bank country brief
- Resources and trends (U.S. D.O.E.)
- Regional assessments (U.N.)
- Country profile (World Health Organization)
- Children's health (Unicef)
- Development indicators (World Bank)
- Natural disasters and relief efforts(ReliefWeb)
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