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Art Moves Africa – Retracing Roots and Tracing New Routes: Mobility and Touring in North Africa

A study by Lara Bourdin for Art Moves Africa, October 2019

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62<br />

Country-Specific Information<br />

4. 3<br />

Libya<br />

—<br />

QUOTE:<br />

« Most Libyans identify as Arabs.<br />

But Libya is a mixed country of<br />

Tamazight, Tabu, Tuareg <strong>and</strong> Arabs.<br />

When people from <strong>North</strong> <strong>Africa</strong>n<br />

countries talk about people from the<br />

South, they say “<strong>Africa</strong>ns”. »<br />

Tewa Barnosa<br />

Visual artist <strong>and</strong> founder of WaraQ<br />

<strong>Art</strong> Foundation,<br />

Tripoli / Berl<strong>in</strong><br />

—<br />

FAST FACTS<br />

Population 6.375 million (World Bank, 2017)<br />

Surface area<br />

Capital<br />

Large cities<br />

Languages<br />

1.76 million km²<br />

Tripoli<br />

Benghazi, Misrata, Zliten, Bayda<br />

Modern St<strong>and</strong>ard Arabic (official)<br />

Libyan Arabic (vernacular)<br />

Berber<br />

Diall<strong>in</strong>g code +218<br />

Currency<br />

Ma<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

airports<br />

Visa requirements for<br />

<strong>Africa</strong>ns to enter Libya<br />

<strong>Africa</strong>n countries’ visa<br />

requirements for Libya<br />

nationals<br />

Libyan d<strong>in</strong>ar<br />

Mitiga International Airport (Tripoli)<br />

Ben<strong>in</strong>a Intenrational Airport (Benghazi)<br />

Misrata International Airport<br />

Visa-free access for nationals of<br />

Tunisia <strong>and</strong> Jordan<br />

Visa required for all other nationalities<br />

Visa-free access: Algeria, Mauritania,<br />

Tunisia, Ben<strong>in</strong><br />

e-Visa: Djibouti, Gabon, Gu<strong>in</strong>ea-Bissau,<br />

Lesotho, Tanzania, Ug<strong>and</strong>a, Zambia,<br />

Zimbabwe<br />

Visa on arrival: Burk<strong>in</strong>a Faso, Cabo Verde,<br />

Ghana, Madagascar, Mozambique, Senegal,<br />

Somalia, Togo

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