Libya gained independence in 1951 as the United Libyan Kingdom (المملكة الليبية المتحدة al-Mamlakah al-Lībiyyah al-Muttaḥidah), changing its name to the Kingdom of Libya (المملكة الليبية al-Mamlakah al-Lībiyyah), literally "Libyan Kingdom", in 1963.
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Since 2011, Libya currently does not have an official coat...
- Fayez al-Sarraj
Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj (Arabic: فائز السراج or فايز...
The flag of Libya was originally introduced in 1951,...
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From Barqa, the Fezzan (Libya's Southern region) was conquered by Uqba ibn Nafi in 663 and Berber resistance was overcome. During the following centuries Libya came under the rule of several Islamic dynasties, under various levels of autonomy from Ummayad, Abbasid and Fatimid caliphates of the time. Arab rule was easily imposed in the coastal farming areas and on the towns, which prospered again under Arab patronage.
Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in North Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. It covers an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres. It is the 17th largest country in the world.
The term "Libya Shield 1" is used to refer to the Islamist part of the Libya Shield Force in the east of Libya. In western Libya, the prominent Islamist forces are the Central Shield (of the Libya Shield Force), which consists especially of Misrata units and the Libya Revolutionaries Operations Room.
- 16 May 2014 – present, (6 years, 4 months, 3 weeks and 4 days)
- Ongoing, As of June 2020 the Government of National Accord controls most of the Tripolitania region including the capital Tripoli, and parts of the Fezzan region. The HoR or LNA controls all of the Cyrenaica and parts of Fezzan and Tripolitania regions., As of August 2020 60–70% of the Libyan population lives in areas controlled by the GNA. 30–40% of the Libyan population lives in areas controlled by the HoR or LNA
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The Central Libya offensive, officially known as Operation Paths to Victory, was a military offensive in Libya launched by the forces of the Government of National Accord, to take the city of Sirte and Al Jufra Airbase from the House of Representatives backed by the Libyan National Army.
Libya virgálâš kielâ lii arabiakielâ, mutâ ton lasseen sárnuh berberkielâid, eŋgâlâskielâ já italiakielâ. Libyast ääsih suulân 6,8 miljovn olmožid, kiäin 97 % láá sunnimuslimeh. Libya ránnjástaatah láá viestârist Tunisia já Algeria, mäddin Niger já Tšad, maadânuorttân Sudan já nuorttân Egypti
Following the agreement, Turkey and Libya's UN recognised government have seen an increase in co-operation. This cooperation ranges from Turkish off shore exploration efforts, to providing aid for the Government of National Accord , for the currently ongoing Libyan Civil War (2014–present) . 
It gave eastern Libya the classical name Cyrenaica that it has retained to modern times. Located nearby is the ancient Necropolis of Cyrene . Cyrene lies in a lush valley in the Jebel Akhdar uplands.