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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Libya

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LIBYA
LIBYA

Libya’s central government is weak, and much of the country is held by various warring factions.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Libya - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

218

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

LAR

Internet country code

LY

GRC Country Code

LIB

   Note: This section last updated 14th March 2021

Libya - Number format

   1,234.45

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

   ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵

(where ٬ indicates the decimal separator and ٫ the thousands separator)

Libya - Date and time formats

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   Note: This section last updated 10th May 2021
   dd/mm/yyyy
   14:32

Libya - Languages

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The national language is Standard Arabic External. Libyan Spoken Arabic External is spoken by about 96% of the population. 9 other languages are spoken by the remaining inhabitants.

Libya - Forms of address

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Generally, different forms of address are used in Libya to those used in other Arab countries due to the political situation. Males are saluted as Al-Akh (“brother”) and females as El-Oaht (“sister”), followed in turn by the given name(s). This may change with the new political regime.

Those with professional qualifications are saluted as follows:

   Al-Doctor           Medical
   Al Mohandess        Engineer
   Al-Muhami           Lawyer
   Tables of forms of address External can be acquired

Libya - Example address format

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   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Libya - Postal codes

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Libya has no postal code system. There were plans to introduce a 7-digit code, coding each building in Libya, by the end of 2010. It has not been implemented.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Libya - Postal code format

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Libya - Postal code specifics

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Libya - Postal code regular expression

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Libya - Postal code level of coverage

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Libya - Postal code map

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Place names in Libya

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   Note: This section last updated 10th December 2016

Refer to Exonyms in Libya for full lists of place names in Libya in other languages.

   Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Libya - Administrative districts

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Libya has 22 municipalities External (baladiyat, singular - baladiyah):

    Al Butnan External
    Al Jabal al Akhdar External     
    Al Jabal al Gharbi External
    Al Jifarah External
    Al Jufrah External
    Al Kufrah External
    Al Marj External
    Al Marqab External
    Al Wahah External
    An Nuqat al Khams External               
    Az Zāwiyah External                
    Banghāzī External         
    Darnah External            
    Ghat External
    Mişrātah External
    Murzuq External                       
    Nalut External
    Sabhā External
    Surt External                 
    Tripoli External
    Wadi al Hayat External
    Wadi ash Shati’ External

Administrative districts graphic

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Telephone numbers in Libya

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Libyan numbers have area codes, when called from abroad, with a length of 2 or 3 digits, and a total number length of 8 or 9 digits. Mobile numbers have 8 digits and commence 91 or 92.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

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All information copyright Graham Rhind 2021. Any information used should be acknowledged and referenced.