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Sabratha, Libya
Sabratha, Libya


The theater at Sabratha (constructed in AD 175–200), was started by Emperor Marcus Aure- lius, continued by his son Commodus and completed with a lavish proscaenium by Emperor Septimius Severus.
Photo by Mohamed Sadiq





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Capital: Tripoli (Tarabulus)

Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria

Government: State of Libya

Currency: Libyan dinars (LYD)

Area: 1,759,540 sq km

Population: 7,017,224 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Arabic (official), Italian, English (all widely understood in the major cities); Berber (Nafusi, Ghadamis, Suknah, Awjilah, Tamasheq)

Religion: Muslim (official; virtually all Sunni) 96.6%, Christian 2.7%, Buddhist 0.3%, Hindu <0.1, Jewish <0.1, folk religion <0.1, unafilliated 0.2%, other <0.1 (2010 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+2

Tel Code: +218

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