Libya

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Libya

Libya

The location, place, region, movement, human-environment interaction of Libya.

Four fifths of the people in Libya are Arabic, Berbers have about 1% of the population. There are also large minorties of foriegn born people who mostly are Egyptian, Sudanese, and Chadian. Arabs from Asia mloved into Libya and gave them the Islamic religion. The forien born people came from neighboring countries. The Berber people made there own version of the Islamic religion. Even with all these people and ethnic group a big part of Libya is uninhabited.

A physical feature of Libya is the Sahara desert. The Sahara desert stretches across Libya and into Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco. At one time the temperature of the desert reached 136 degrees Fahrenheit. Another feature is the Gulf of Sidra on the north side by the Mediterranean. The climate of Libya varies. Northern Libya's climate is Humid tropical. The southern region is desert. Oil and natural are Libya's two narural resources. Some crops that are grown in Libya are grains, dates, olives, and tropical fruits.

One way Libyans move is on the Tripoli- Banghazi highway. This highway stretches 1,000 miles long. Small rural roads connect the highway to government farms, rural villages, and oil producing areas. They also have their own domestic airline.

The location of Libya is in Northern Africa. Alergia and Egypt border Libya to the east and west. Tunisia is borders Libya to the northwest. The Mediterranean Sea borders Libya to the north and Niger and Chad to the south.

The Libyan Flag

The capital of Libya is Tripoli.

1000 BCA people called the Garamantes controlled much of Libya. Later Libya became an important part of the Roman Empire.

AD 395The Roman Empire split. From this time until 439 Libya was controlled by the Eastern Empire.

AD 642Arab armies moved into Tripolitania and Cyrenaica.

1510- 1551During this time Spaniards and Ottoman Turks invaded Libya.

1804The USA fought a brief war with Libya over the Mediterranean sea lanes.

1911- 1932Italy took control of Libya. During this time there were rebels that did not like the Italian rule and fought against it.

1939Italy made Libya a colony.

1951The independent kingdom of Libya was created.

1953- 1963Libya joins the Arab League, United Nations, and the Organization of African Unity.

1969- 1973The Revolutionary Command Council (RCC) overthrew the govrnment and monarchy and consumed control. During this time they changed the name from The Libyan Arab Republic to the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

1970-1980Libya interfered with the internal affairs of the neighboring Chad.

1981-1982Libya's oil production slumped and fell to under 1/3 of the finances needed to keep producing.

1988 & 1989The USA accused Libya of building a chemical plant that produced poisonous gases. Later, two USA fighters were shot by Libyan fighters.

1992 & 1993The United Nations imposed sactions on Libya after the terrorist bombings of the Pan America World Airways flight 103.

2011In February many people began to rebel against the RCC, telling them to step down. In August rebel forces advanced on Tripoli the capital. August 22 the rebels captured the city.

Oct. 20, 2011The head of the RCC was captured and killed. News of his death set off a celebration in Libya.

The time line is not drawn to scale.

Bibliographies- school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/275464- Salter, Christopher L. World Geography. Austin, Tx: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 2007.


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