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Libya

In Greek mythology, Libya was a daughter of Memphis and Epaphus. Poseidon loved her. The country, Libya, described below, was named after her.


Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (al-Jamāhīrīyah al-’Arabīya al-Lībīyah ash-Shacbīyah al-Ishtirākīyah) is a Muslim country in North Africa. Its capital is Tripoli. Note that in ancient Greece, the word Libya is used in a broader meaning, encompassing all of Africa. The three traditional parts of the country are Tripolitania[?], Fessan[?] and the Cyrenaica.

 History of Libya

From the CIA World Factbook 2000 and the U.S. Department of State website. Incompletely Wikified.



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