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The North African state has about 6.4 million inhabitants, the capital is Tripoli, other major cities are Bengasi, Misrata, and Tobruk. Libya is a sovereign state since 1951.
The country borders (clockwise) on Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Niger, Algeria, and Tunisia. The Libyan civil war began in 2011, and after the fall of Muammar al-Gaddafi, the country was divided into a Western and an Eastern Power Bloc.
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