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Libya Piper Spaulding , Cathryn Payne ,and Matthew Pritchard
Culture • More than 90% is made up of Berber and Arbancestry. • Berber- Natives who occupied the land before the arrival of Arabs. • An over whelming amount of Libian’s are Muslims. • Language- Arabic
Clothing • Men- loose cotton shirts , trousers, and cover themselves with a cloak. Also a brimless cap. • Women- full-length robe. Some of the city areas are changing to western styles of dresses. • Boys- Jeans and t- shirts. • Girls- brightly colored western dresses.
Libya’s Food • A mixture between Arabic and Mediterranean, strongly influenced by Italian. • A National dish called Couscous , a dish made from semolina or a type of wheat flour. Couscous is prepared by, first flour is sprinkle d with oil and water and rolled into tiny grains. Then the grains are steamed and served with meat and potatoes. Couscous can be mixed with several types of sauces and can be consumed with a variety of vegetables and meats. Couscous can also be served with milk and honey in the morning for breakfast.
Environment • Libya has very limited resource. • The Issues are resources the largest water development scheme in the world is being built , to bring water from large aquifers under the Sahara to coastal cities.
Government • Libya’s political system is in theory based on the political philosophy in Qadhafi’s Green Book. Which combines socialist and Islamic theories and rejects parliamentary democracy and political parties. In 1973 Qadhafi announced the start of a “culture revolution” in schools, businesses, industries, and public institutions. • Independence- December 24, 1951 • Revolution day- September 1, 1969 • Head of state- Mu’ammer Abu Minyar al- Qadhifi • Ambassador- Ali Suleiman Aujali
Climate • Hot, dry, and dusty. • Mediterranean along coast , dry, and dessert.
Important Places • The former Bank of Rome • St. Mary’s Cathedral • Jamahiriya Museum – Tripoli city • The Arch of Marcus Aurelius – year 163 AD – showing goddess Athena riding in a chariot pulled by a monster called griffin.
Important people • Leader Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI,Col. Sec. of the Gen. Pe.) al-Baghdadi Ali al-MAHMUDIople's Congress Muhammad Abu al-Qasim al-ZUWAYY Sec. of the Gen. People's Committee (Prime MinAsst. Sec. of the Gen. People's Committee Sec. of the Gen. People's Committee for Agriculture & Maritime & Animal Resources Abu BakrMabruk al-MANSURI Sec. of the Gen. People's Committee for Communications Muhammad Ali ZIDANE Sec. of the Gen. People's Committee for Economy, Trade, & Investment Muhammad Ali al-HUWAYZSec. of the Gen. People's Committee for Finance & Planning Abd-al-Hafid Mahmud al-ZULAYTINI Sec. of the Gen. People's Committee for Foreign Liaison & Intl. Cooperation Mousa KOUSA Sec. of the Gen. People's Committee for Health & Environment Muhammad HIJAZI Sec. of the Gen. People's Committee for Higher Education Abd al-Kabir Muhammad al-FAKHRI Sec. of the Gen. People's Committee for Justice Mustafa Muhammad Abd-al-JALIL Sec. of the Gen. People's Committee for Public Security Abd al-Fatah Yunis al-UBAYDI Sec. of the Gen. People's Committee for Public Works Matuq Muhammad MATUQ Sec. of the Gen. People's Committee for Social Affairs Ibrahim al-ZARRUQ al-SHARIF Governor, Central Bank Farhat Omer BEN GADARA Ambassador to the US Ali Suleiman AUJALI Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Abd al-Rahman Muhammad SHALGHAM • www.cia.gov
Natural Features • Natural Features- mostly covered by Sahara Desert with several underground water systems • Weather- dry mostly, specifically along the Mediteranian Coast • Area- 1,759,540 • Capital- Tripoli • Population-5,000,000 • Mountains- Picco Bette-2,280
Humans and Physical environment • The main way human’s have impacted Libya is by carbon dioxide. When the carbon dioxide mainly started when the industerial Revolution.
Questions #1. What color is Libya’s flag? • Yellow • Green • Red • Purple
#2. The weather in Libya is very wet. True False
#3. What kind of clothing do men wear? A . loose cotton shirts , trousers, and cover themselves with a cloak. Also a brimless cap. B . full-length robe. Some of the city areas are changing to western styles of dresses. C . Jeans and t- shirts. D . brightly colored western dresses.
#5 What was the main cause of pollution? A . Carbon dioxide B . Littering C . Factory D . None of the above
#6 . Who is the leader of Libya ? A . Abd al-Rahman Muhammad SHALGHAM B . Muhammad Ali al-HUWAYZ C . Abd-al-Hafid Mahmud al-ZULAYTINI D . Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI