Interesting numbers about Libya

According to Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, Israeli company Global CST owned by major general Israel Ziv, supplied 50 thousand soldiers to Libya for 5 billion USD and oil trade rights.


  • 17th largest country in the world by area
  • desert country – 90% of the land area is covered in desert
  • country with the longest coastline of any African country bordering the Mediterranean (1770 km)
  • former Italian colony – Italian North Africa from 1912 to 1927
  • signed agreement with Italian prime minister to pay 5 billion USD to Libya as compensation for its former military occupation
  • one quarter of GDP comes from oil sector
  • imports 3/4 of food
  • unemployment above 20%

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