Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
الجماهيرية العربية الليبية
Timeline: New Union

OTL equivalent: Fezzan and Tripolitania
Flag of Libya (1977-2011) Coat of arms of Libya
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of Libya (New Union)
Location of Libya
Anthem "Allahu Akbar"
(and largest city)
Other cities Misrata, Sabha
  others Berber
Religion Sunni Islam
Demonym Libyan
Government Presidential unitary republic
  legislature General People's Congress
President Mutassim Gaddafi
Established November 17, 2011
Currency Dinar (LYD)
Time Zone (UTC+2)
  summer not observed
Calling Code +218
Internet TLD .ly
Organizations Arab League

Libya (Arabic: ‏ليبيا‎, Lībiyā), officially the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (الجماهيرية العربية الليبية, Al-Jamāhīriyyah al-ʿArabiyyah al-Lībiyyah), is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The modern day government was established on November 17, 2011, after the bloodless coup against Muammar Gaddafi. In March 2012, Libya recognized the independence of Cyrenaica, ending over 60 years of being a united nation.

Libya is currently headed by President Mutassim Gaddafi (former army officer and fifth son of Muammar Gaddafi). Since its establishment, the Soviet Union has become one of the more active supporters towards the post-Muammar Libya.