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Lebanon
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Lebanon

Alternate uses: see Lebanon (disambiguation)
The Lebanese Republic or Lebanon is a country in Southwest Asia, and in the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is considered to be one of the fifteen lands that comprise the so-called "Cradle of Humanity". Lebanon is bordered by Syria and Israel. The border with Israel has been approved by the United Nations. In addition, Syria maintains an occupation army of over 26,000 troops in Lebanon.

'''الجمهوريّة البنانيّة
Al Jumhuriyah al Lubnaniyah'''
Coat of Arms
() (Full size)
National motto:
Official language Arabic
Capital Beirut
PresidentÉmile Lahoud
Prime MinisterRafiq Hariri
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 160th
10,452 km˛
1.6%
Population
 - Total (2003 E)
 - Density
Ranked 123rd
3,727,703
358/km˛
Independence 22 November 1943
Currency Lebanese pound (LBP)
Time zone UTC +2 (DST +3)
National anthem Koullouna Lilouataan Lil
Oula Lil Alam
Internet TLD .LB
Calling Code961

Table of contents
1 History
2 Politics
3 Governorates
4 Geography
5 Economy
6 Demographics
7 Culture
8 Miscellaneous topics
9 References

History

Main article: History of Lebanon

Politics

Main article: Politics of Lebanon

Governorates

Main article: Governorates of Lebanon

Geography

Main article:
Geography of Lebanon

Economy

Main article:
Economy of Lebanon

Demographics

Main article: Demographics of Lebanon

Culture

Main article: Culture of Lebanon

Miscellaneous topics

References


[ Edit {}] Countries in Southwest Asia
Afghanistan | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Bahrain | Cyprus | Egypt¹ | Gaza Strip | Georgia | Iran | Iraq | Israel | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Oman | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Syria | Turkey² | United Arab Emirates | West Bank | Yemen