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Libya Flag Libya (the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya) is is a country in north Africa. It shares land borders with Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, and Tunisia, as well as having a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea.

As of 2010, the population of Libya was estimated as being 6,420,000. 34,895,000. The country's capital and largest city is Tripoli, which as of 2006, had a population estimated to be 1,065,405. The country's second city is Benghazi, which an estimated population of 670,797 (also as of 2006), and the third city is Misurata which has a population in excess of 500,000.

Libya Country Details


Country Name Libya
Political Status Country
Geographic Location North Africa
Flag Libya Flag
Principal Language Arabic
Capital Tripoli


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Libya through a Camera Lens (A photographic journey through Libya)
By m lab

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Libya through a Camera Lens (A photographic journey through Libya)
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With more then 40 photographs we tell a journey through Libya. Our focus is on the documentary side of the images to show the unknown side of Libya. All photos are well documented with stories and background information.
Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya: An Ambivalent Modernism (Studies in Modernity and National Identity)
By Brian L. McLaren

University of Washington Press
Paperback (360 pages)

Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya: An Ambivalent Modernism (Studies in Modernity and National Identity)
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To be a tourist in Libya during the period of Italian colonization was to experience a complex negotiation of cultures. Against a sturdy backdrop of indigenous culture and architecture, modern metropolitan culture brought its systems of transportation and accommodation, as well as new hierarchies of political and social control. Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya shows how Italian authorities used the contradictory forces of tradition and modernity to both legitimize their colonial enterprise and construct a vital tourist industry. Although most tourists sought to escape the trappings of the metropole in favor of experiencing "difference," that difference was almost always framed, contained, and even defined by Western culture.

McLaren argues that the "modern" and the "traditional" were entirely constructed by colonial authorities, who balanced their need to project an image of a modern and efficient network of travel and accommodation with the necessity of preserving the characteristic qualities of the indigenous culture. What made the tourist experience in Libya distinct from that of other tourist destinations was the constant oscillation between modernizing and preservation tendencies. The movement between these forces is reflected in the structure of the book, which proceeds from the broadest level of inquiry into the Fascist colonial project in Libya to the tourist organization itself, and finally into the architecture of the tourist environment, offering a way of viewing state-driven modernization projects and notions of modernity from a historical and geographic perspective.

This is an important book for architectural historians and for those interested in colonial and postcolonial studies, as well as Italian studies, African history, literature, and cultural studies more generally.
City Maps Al Bayda Libya
By James McFee

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City Maps Al Bayda Libya
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City Maps Al Bayda Libya is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun Al Bayda adventure :)
Libya Road Map
By GiziMap

Gizi Map
Map (1 pages)

Libya Road Map
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This folded tourist and road map of Libya features shaded-relief and elevation tinting. Major and minor roads are depicted along with distance in kilometers, state boundaries, airports, historical sites, oil pipelines, points of interest, tourist sites, and natural features. Includes index of placenames. Legend in 8 languages: Arabic, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, and Russian.
1. Libya Travel Reference Map, waterproof 1:2,6M 2006*** (International Travel Maps)
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1. Libya Travel Reference Map, waterproof 1:2,6M 2006*** (International Travel Maps)
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Waterproof folded road and travel map in color. Scale 1:2,600,000. Distinguishes roads ranging from primary paved roads to other roads or tracks. Legend shows international/district boundaries, railroads, restricted (private) roads, ferry routes, oil and gas pipes, rivers, stream or creeks, aquaducts, dunes, international/national airports, airfields, ports, gas stations, campsites/huts, rest houses/hostels, oil wells, border crossings, points of interest/vistas, archaeological sites, historic ruins/sites, museums, castles, forts, potteries, missions/churches, oasis, parks and reserves, caves, beaches. Includes inset of Central Tripoli.
City Maps Misratah Libya
By James McFee

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City Maps Misratah Libya
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City Maps Misratah Libya is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun Misratah adventure :)

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