History: An Arab state on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa, Libya changed its name to The Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya in 1977. 'Jamahiriya' means 'State of the masses'. Formerly an Italian colony, Libya became an independent state in 1952. The king was deposed in 1969.
Agriculture: The main agricultural products are wheat, barley, dates, olives, almond and citrus fruits. Fishing, tobacco processing, dyeing and weaving, handicrafts and petroleum are the important industries. oil was discovered in 1957 and today Libya is one of the leading producers of oil.
Mission in India:
People's Bureau of Libya
22, Golf Links, New Delhi - 110 003
Tel: 91 - 11 - 24697771, 24697717
Tele Fax: 91 - 11 - 24633005
Indian Mission in Libya:
Embassy of India
16/18, Shara Mamoud Shaltout,
Garden City, P.O. Box 3150
Tel: 00 - 218 - 21 - 4441835/ 36, 4447899
Fax: 00 - 218 - 21 - 3337560
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