Al Mamlaka al Libiyyaial Muttahida
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Libya became an independent, sovereign, federal kingdom under the Amir of Cyrenaica, Mohammed Idris el Senussi, as King of the United Kingdom of Libya, on 24 Dec., 1951, when the British Residents in Tripolitania and Cyrenaica and the French Resident in the Fezzan transferred their remaining powers to the Federal Government of Libya, in pursuance of decisions passed by the United Nations in 1949 and 1950. Heir presumptive is the King’s brother, Amir Mohammed Rida Mahdi el Senussi.


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Books of Reference

  1. Casserly (G.), Tripolitania. London, 1943.Google Scholar
  2. Evans-Pritchard (E. E.), The Sanusi of Cyrenaica. Oxford, 1949.Google Scholar
  3. Legg (H. J.), Economic and Commercial Conditions in Libya. H.M.S.O., 1952.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1954

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