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Lebanon Information

Lebanon is a small country along the borders of Syria and Israel. This country forms part of the Fertile Crescent is a high arc of great watered land connecting Egypt to Iraq. Beirut, Tripoli and Sidon are three major cities lay along the coastline and having their roots in Phoenician and Roman ports. Mount Lebanon and Anti Lebanon are two large mountain run parallel to each other. The Mount Lebanon flows along the coastline and in some cases the flat coastal strip is limited to a matter of meters before the land starts to climb. Mount Lebanon highest point in the stands at 3000m and is snow covered mostly around half the year. The vast fertile plateau of the Bekaa valley runs in between these two mountains and forms the northern outermost of the Great Rift Valley. Along the coast line the climate is hot in dry summers and wet in winters but in the mountains heavy winter snow is as usual. The total area of this country is 10,452 sq km (4,036 sq miles) with the population of 4 million. Arabic and French are the official languages of this country. Muslim and Christianity are the major religions. It has a republican government and Lebanon pound is the currency of this country. The Lebanon and United Kingdom have strong political, economic and cultural connecting activities.

Lebanon Recreation, Culture and Attractions

Lebanon has so many recreational activities like sports and enjoying the beautiful nature of mountains and valleys. Football is the most popular recreation sport in Lebanon although basketball is also favored sport. Since the 20th century weight lifting has been popular with many Lebanese athletes and the country has formally sent weight lifters to international competitions with some rule based. Lebanon team participates in so many national games including Olympics. Lebanon has a strong printing media tradition. The country's major Arabic papers are Al-Nahar and Al-Safir; other publications include a French-language newspaper named L'Orient-Le Jour and The Daily Star is the English daily paper. In case of dressing and other things Lebanon is a well developed country adopting the advanced culture and traditions. The Lebanon has several well-developed ski resorts with all equipments and downhill skiing is popular among the wealthy. Windsurfing and kayaking are favored things for the younger generation. The domesticated peaks and breathtaking scenery of the Lebanon Mountains give the popularity of hiking journey by most of the people and mountain biking are the major attractions to this country.

Lebanon Demographics

Lebanon Total Population - 4,125,247
Lebanon Arab Population - 95%
Lebanon Armenian Population - 4%
Lebanon other Population - 1%

Lebanon Education

Lebanon country is educationally in an advanced position. All schools in Lebanon have certain rules from the government to follow a prescribed syllabus. Lebanon has both public and private schools. Private schools are free to teach extra lessons, which is recognized by the ministry of education. Mathematics, Sciences, History, Civics, Geography, Arabic, and English / French are the major subjects in the student curriculum. The Lebanon education system is broadly categorized into three ways. They are elementary, intermediate and secondary education. Elementary Education is the starting phase of education for children's student life. This education requires six years of study and is compulsory. After successful completion of elementary education students are promoted to Intermediate level with three years course duration. Lebanese Brevet is awarded after the completion of Intermediate Certification. Students of 11th and 12th years of age are attending the secondary education classes. Students who pass official exams and got a Baccalaureate Certificate in the concentration only those are selected into the 12th grade. According to the government rule these three levels of education is free for students and who are passing 12th grade may chose to join a college / university in Lebanon or abroad. The UNESCO is a regional office arranged to maintain the educational profile in the Arab states and is having detailed description of Education and Literacy Scenario in Lebanon.

Lebanon Symbols

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Lebanon History

After completion of World War I, France was given an alliance of Nations must over Lebanon and its neighbor state Syria. Already these two states together had a single political unit under the Ottoman supreme power. In 1920 France divided these two states into separate colonial administrations and establishes a border that separates Muslim Syria from the kaleidoscope of religious communities in Lebanon. Maronite Christians are the major one. After completion of 20 years French administration Lebanon's independence was officially announced on Nov. 26, 1941. According to an agreement between the representatives of Lebanon and the French National Committee of Liberation, most of the powers moves to France were transferred into the Lebanese government on Jan - 1, 1944. Different religious communities were represented in the government by a Maronite Christian president, a Sunni Muslim prime minister, and a Shiite national assembly speaker. This arrangement was mostly worked for two decades long. Muslim factions led by Kamal Jumblat and Saeb Salam Civil war braked in 1958 by rising in insurrection against the Lebanese government lead by President Camille Chamoun, a Maronite Christian. According to the Chamoun's request, President Eisenhower sent U.S. troops to reestablish the government's authority on July 15.

Lebanon Tourism

Lebanon has a wonderful tourist places which plays a major role in the economy of this country. At 2008 Lebanon reforms its infrastructure mainly concentrated in the real estate and tourism sectors results a comparatively robust post war economy. The New York Times graded Beirut is the number one travel destination for 2009, worldwide. Lebanon having so many well-equipped resorts, valley's with a natural environment. Windsurfing and kayaking are favored things for the youth. The peak rocks and breath taking scenery of the Lebanon Mountains give the great experience to the tourists. According to the Ministry of Tourism records, most of the tourists are coming from the Gulf, Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. Presently days Lebanon's major economy is gained from the income of tourism. Beirut has excellent sandy beaches with enjoying nature but the environment is slightly hot. Baalbek, Jitta Groto, Moussa Castle, Beiteddine are the most popular spots not possible to visit everything. It takes a lot of time. Here the tourist may observe wonderful hotels with best food facilities and so many resorts having well equipped facilities. The tourist if he wants then guides is also available in order to explain all the things about culture and traditions.

Lebanon Transportation

Lebanon has so many transportation services like bus, train, auto and airline etc. As Per 2002 records Lebanon had 7,300 km (4,536 mi) of roads in which 6,350 km (3,945 mi) road way is a used path. At the time of 2000 Lebanon has 524,900 registered passenger autos and 200,400 commercial vehicles are registered for the purpose of transportation. This country has 399 km (248 mi) state-owned railway system in which 317 km (197 mi) consists of 1.435m gauge rail line which is running parallel to the coastal area. Beirut the capital city of Lebanon has a major Mediterranean port which was closed during the 1976 war and is reopening on March 1991. At the time of Beirut port was closed, Sidon became a principal port for Muslims and Juniyah port for Christians. Tripoli and Tyre are the modernization of Beirut Ports is which rehabilitation and development of Tripoli Port was used from 2001. The Lebanon has a great merchant fleet of 67 ships with a maximum capacity of 320,770 GRT. Lebanon has eight airports in which five of them are having paved runways. It has two airline services named as Middle East Airlines (MEA) and Trans-Mediterranean Airways (TMA) are suffered from heavy losses during the 1976 war and the Israeli invasion.

Lebanon Taxes

Lebanon Country Income - 20%
Lebanon Country Corporate Tax - 15%
Lebanon Country Sales Tax - 10%
Lebanon Country Imported goods Tax - 2%
Lebanon Country Hospitality services Tax - 5%

Lebanon Universities

American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon - 7,773 students
American University of Science and Technology, Beirut, Lebanon - 4,000 Students
Arts, Sciences and Technology University, Beirut, Lebanon - 4,000 Students
Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon - 15,000 students
Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon - 7,800 students
Notre Dame University, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon - 5,192 students
Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon - 11,000 students
Universite Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Lebanon Kaslik, Lebanon - 7,144 students
University of Balamand, Lebanon El-Koura, Lebanon - 5,097 students

Lebanon Religions

Lebanon Muslim Population is 59.7%
Lebanon Christian Population is 39%
Lebanon other Population is 1.3%

Lebanon Provinces

Al-Biqa, Lebanon - Population 489,900
Bayrut, Lebanon - Population 361,400
Jabal Lubnan, Lebanon - Population 1,484,500
Lubnan al-Janubiyah, Lebanon - Population 659,700
Lubnan ash-Shamalya, Lebanon - Population 763,700

Lebanon Government

Lebanon is a republic country and Beirut is the national capital of this country with the data code of LE governed by the preident. Lebanon having five governorates such as muhafazat, muhafazah , Al Biqa', Al Janub, Ash Shamal, Bayrut and Jabal Lubnan as administrative divisions. In 1943, November - 22 Lebanon got the Independence from France administration and that Independence Day is declared as national holiday. The Constitution was established in 23 May 1926 and changes have been occurred a number of times. The Cabinet is selected by the president with the support of National Assembly members. The government duties are regulated by four major departments such as Legislative, Executive, National assembly and Judicial. Legislative branch is unicameral, the judicial branch consists of four courts, three of them are used for civil and commercial cases and another one is used for criminal cases. The executive branch consists of President, Speaker of Parliament and Prime Minister. Finally National Assembly consists of 128 deputies, one-half of them are Christian and one-half are Muslims.

Lebanon Geography

Lebanon country is located in Middle East with the borders of Israel and Syria. The latitudes of this country is 33 and 50 N and longitudes 35 and 50 E. The total area of this country is 10,400 sq km with land area of 10,230 sq km and water content is 170 sq km. The Coastline length of this country is 225 km. The total Land boundaries area is 454 Km having the border countries Israel 79 km and Syria 375 km. The Climate of this country is mild cool in wet winters and hot in dry summers. Lebanon Mountains have heavy winter snow. Bekaa Valley separates two mountains named Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon. The Elevation points of this country are Mediterranean Sea 0 m low and Qurnat as Sawda' 3,088 m. Limestone, iron ore, salt, water-surplus state in a water-deficit region, arable land are the natural resources of this country.

Lebanon Parks

Lebanon has beautiful parks which act as a recreation spots for tourists. Memorial Park is a great park located at 130 East to the Ulen Drive occupies 40 acres of recreational area and it hosts too many of the Fourth of July activities. It is also provided the site of many family reunions and company picnics. So many recreational facilities are available for the tourist enjoyment such as 50 meter outdoor pool & diving well, Lighted tennis courts, Fitness walking course, Bandstand, Sand volleyball courts, Lighted baseball complex, picnic shelter, Playground equipment, log cabin and Ample picnic areas. Brookshire Arboretum is a recreation spot located two miles south of the city limits on State Road 39 and is occupying a 10-acre site with heavy tree coverage. The Hot Pond Park is a 3.5 acres park formally named as a former cooling pond on the site. This is one-acre pond stocked with fish periodically and is the site of annual Tom Sawyer Fishing Tournament. So many facilities are available at this park includes shelter, Picnic tables, fishing and Portales. James Hill Park consists of a flagpole and landscaping and is located along Park Street occupying 1.15acre site. Rolling Meadow Park is a one of the oldest parks in Lebanon occupies 0.5 acre site offers the facilities of Lights, Playground Equipment, Picnic Table and Grill. Coombs Street Park is a 4-acre park doesn't have any facilities. It is a undeveloped park. So many other recreation parks are available with well equipped facilities.

Lebanon Economy

The Lebanon country is economically very strong and the major economy depends on the banking and tourism sector. Lebanon implements a regulation for money discrimination within the region. Foreigners give support to raise these two sectors within the region. The government gives more emphasis on privatization of the telecom and electricity industry and the process of sale of the state airline along with the usage of water utilities. Lebanon put a force on several reforms like financial structure, debt management, improving the private and public owned sectors, fiscal consolidation, tax reforms, rationalizing expenditure and many other sectors. The major exports from this country are jewelry, construction minerals, inorganic chemicals, consumer goods, fruit, tobacco, electric power machinery, switchgear, textile fibers and paper. It imports several items such as cars, medicinal items, petroleum products, clothing, live animals, textile fabrics and tobacco. The major economic industries residing in this area are banking, tourism, jewelry, cement, food processing, textiles, mineral and chemical industry, wood and furniture products, oil refining, and metal fabricating. Some of the economy is based on agricultural products like tobacco, citrus, grapes, apples, vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes, olives, sheep and goats.