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Libya in OTL is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Libya faces Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.
As a result of the 2011 Libyan uprising, there are currently two entities claiming to be the official government of Libya. The regime of Muammar Gaddafi, which refers to the country as the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, controls Tripoli and several other cities in the western half of the country. The National Transitional Council of the Libyan Republic, led by Mustafa Muhammad Abd-al-Jalil, is based in Benghazi and controls the rest of the country. France and Portugal have officially recognized the Council as the sole government of Libya.
With an area of almost 1,800,000 sq km (700,000 sq mi), Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa by area, and the 17th largest in the world. The capital, Tripoli, is home to 1.7 million of Libya's 6.4 million people. The three traditional parts of the country are Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica. Libya has the highest HDI in Africa and the fourth highest GDP (PPP) per capita in Africa as of 2009, behind Seychelles, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. These are largely due to its large petroleum reserves and low population. Libya is one of the world's ten richest oil-producing countries.
Alternate versions of Libya have been discovered in the multiverse:
- Libya (1983: Doomsday)
- Libya (An Earlier War on Terrorism)
- Libya (Austria and others)
- Libya (Cabotia and Brasil)
- Libya (Dai-tō-a)
- Libya (Vegetarian World)
- Libya (Washington Shot at Murdering Town!)
- Libyan Succession Wars (PS-1)
- Libyan War (Washington Shot at Murdering Town!)
- Libya War (An Earlier War on Terrorism)