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Capital City: Beirut
Other Cities: Tripoli (275 000), Sidon (110 000), Tyre (Soor) (60
000), Zahleh (68 000).
Local Time: UTC +2h
Location: Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Israel
Area: 10 452 sq. km. (4015 sq. mi.).
Terrain: Narrow coastal plain backed by the Lebanon Mountains, the
fertile Bekaa Valley, and the Anti-Lebanon Mountains, which extend to
the Syrian border.
Type: Parliamentary republic.
Independence: 22 November 1943.
Population: 3.8 million.
GNI per capita PPP: $ 6 205 (year) Ethnic groups: Arab 95%, Armenian
4%, other 1%. Religions: Christian (Maronite, Greek Orthodox, Greek
Catholic, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Armenian Apostolic, other),
Muslim (Sunni, Shi'a, other), and Druze. Languages: Arabic
(official), French, English, Armenian. Literacy: 87%.
Currency: Lebanese pound (LBP)
Natural resources: Limestone, iron ore, salt, water-surplus state
in a water-deficit region, arable land.
Agriculture products: Citrus, grapes, tomatoes, apples,
vegetables, potatoes, olives, tobacco; sheep, goats.
Industries: Banking, food processing, jewelry, cement, textiles,
mineral and chemical products, wood and furniture products, oil
refining, metal fabricating.
Exports partners: Syria 24.9%, UAE 10%, Turkey 6.9%,
Switzerland 6.7%, Saudi Arabia 5.3% (2004)
Imports partners: Italy 11.2%, France 10.3%, Syria 9.8%,
Germany 8.6%, China 5.8%, USA 5.5%, UK 4.6% (2004)
Official Sites of Lebanon
Lebanon - The Presidential Palace
Foreign Affairs and Emigrants
Administration for Statistics
Map of Lebanon
Map of the Middle East region
The Daily Star -
Arts & Culture
Business & Economy
Banque Du Liban
Beirut Stock Exchange
Chamber of Commerce
MEA - Middle East
Destination Lebanon - Travel and Tour Guides
Ministry of Tourism
American University of
Beirut Arab University
Notre Dame University,
Balamand - UOB
Ministry on Environment
Association for Forest
Development and Conservation (AFDC)
Newsgroup of Lebanon
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