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( Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)

Libya -
..was under Turkish rule.. The Italians gained control in 1911 and the country was named Libya in 1934. The country experienced heavy fighting during World War II, followed by British and French control, with an independent kingdom being established in 1951...

The first postage stamps were first issued in 1912.

Service Philatelique
Direction Generale des PTT
Tripoli, Libya

Libya - Via the CIA:
NOTE: 'Jamahiriya' (a state of the masses) in theory, governed by the populace through local councils; in fact, a military dictatorship ...

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

Independence: 24 December 1951 (from Italy)

Libya - FIP DATA

Libyan Philatelic Association
P.O. Box 2411
Tripoli, Libya
Tel.: 00218 21 360 9549
Fax: 00218 21 360 7230

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Fezzan (ex French/now Libya)

( An ex French territory in 'today's central Libya (Fezzan)'
-1943: Fezzan comes under French control.
- 1950: Fezzan joins with Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, to form a constitution and designate a ruler for the forthcoming kingdom of Libya.
- 1951: Fezzan becomes part of the new kingdom of Libya.
cites: (below)

Fezzan (now central Libya ; ex French territory)
and from : The traditional homeland of the Bedouin is the Arabian Desert in the Middle East; however, some groups have migrated into northern Africa. Today, nearly 170,000 Fezzan Bedouin live in Libya, and virtually all of them are Muslims. A few live in the coastal regions; however, most are located in the western part of Libya, known as Fezzan. This area lies just inside the northern edge of the Sahara Desert.

FEZZAN at Wulff stamps

Libya History Page from: TDS; Passports, Visas, Travel Documents
"The Ottoman Turks conquered the country in the 16th century. Libya remained part of their empire--although at times virtually autonomous--until Italy invaded in 1911 and, after years of resistance, made Libya a colony.
In 1934, Italy adopted the name "Libya" (used by the Greeks for all of North Africa, except Egypt) as the official name of the colony, which consisted of the Provinces of Cyrenaica, Tripolitania, and Fezzan. King Idris I, Emir of Cyrenaica, led Libyan resistance to Italian occupation between the two World Wars. From 1943 to 1951, Tripolitania and Cyrenaica were under British administration; the French controlled Fezzan.
...When Libya declared its independence on December 24, 1951, it was the first country to achieve independence through the United Nations.
...on September 1, 1969...[a]... new regime, headed by the Revolutionary Command Council (RCC), abolished the monarchy and proclaimed the new Libyan Arab Republic. Col. Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi emerged as leader of the RCC and eventually as de facto chief of state, a position he currently holds. He has no official position.
...Following negotiations, British military installations at Tobruk and nearby El Adem were closed in March 1970, and U.S. facilities at Wheelus Air Force Base near Tripoli were closed in June 1970.

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