FC: Libya | By Ali Nassar 1st hr Mr.farhoud
1: In this book we I will be giving you all the information you need understand everything going on in Libya At the bottom is the current Flag.
2: Geography Geography Geography | Libya stretches along the northeast coast of Africa between Tunisia and Algeria on the west and Egypt on the east; to the south are the Sudan, Chad, and Niger
3: Climate | Climate- Within Libya as many as five different climatic zones have been recognized, but the dominant climatic influences are Mediterranean and Saharan. In most of the coastal lowland, the climate is Mediterranean, with warm summers and mild winters. Rainfall is scanty, and the dry climate results in a year-round 98-percent visibility. The weather is cooler in the highlands, and frosts occur at maximum elevations. In the desert interior the climate has very hot summers and extreme diurnal temperature ranges.
4: PlACES OF INTEREST | This Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Tripoli, in Libya and is one of the largest stadiums anywhere in the world. It is used by the Al-lttihad Tripoli. Currently used mostly for football matches, it also has an athletics track. The stadium holds 80,000 people, at the bottom I have a picture of it.
5: Historical Backround | Three major things that happned in -Libya -gaining Independence from Italy on 24 Dec 1951. -1970 Libya claimed leadership of arab & african forces -Dec19 03 It Publicly announed it intention of riding itself of weopens of mass destruction
6: Colonial power that ruled | Italy ruled most of Libya though Brtian ruled the city Tripolitania and Cyrenaica from 1943-1951 and France had Fezzen Libya won independence after a agreement with the allied nations when Italy lost in worled war II
7: Muammar al-Qaddafi a dictator has been in charge the longest—38 years. He was only 27 when he seized power and has spent decades being a conspicuous enemy of the U.S. For most of that time, the U.S. had included Libya on its list of state sponsors of terrorism. In 2006, Qaddafi went six months without funding terrorism; in June, as a reward for doing so, President Bush removed Libya from that list. Libya now stands to reap even more economic benefits from its large oil fields. Still, it is a place where political prisoners disappear . | A prominent Person
8: People and Population | Population 5,766,000 Capital Tripoli; 2,006,000 Area 1,759,540 square kilometers (679,362 square miles) Language Arabic, Italian, English Religion: Sunni Muslim
9: Ethnic groups: Berber and Arab 97%, other 3% (includes Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, and Tunisians
10: Economy | Industry: Types--petroleum, food processing, textiles, handicrafts, cement Agriculture: Products--wheat, barley, olives, dates, citrus, vegetables, peanuts, soybeans; cattle; approximately 75% of Libya's food is imported Natural resources: Petroleum, natural gas, gypsum. Real GDP growth rate (2008 est.): 7.3%. GDP per capita (PPP, 2008 est.): $14,800.
12: Goverment | Officially, Libya is a republic. Libya, professes to have a government in which the people rule directly, and has no formal constitution. The highest official group is the General People's Congress, consisting of 2,700 representatives from local peoples' committees. In practice however, Libya is a military regime, with power vested in the revolutionary leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi, who holds no official title but is the de facto head of state. LIKE A DICTATORSHIP
13: A picture of Mummar al-Qaddafi
14: Conclusion | In conclusion Libya has a bad goverment but is very rich in oil so it is a wealthy country for who ever is in control that is. Which would be Muammar al-Qaddafi.
15: Resources | http://www.parade.com/articles/web_exclusives/2007/02-11-2007/dictators09.html | http://africanhistory.about.com/od/libya/Libya.htm