and largest city
|-||Acting President||Tammam Salam|
|-||Prime Minister||Tammam Salam|
|-||Speaker of Parliament||Nabih Berri|
|Legislature||Chamber of Deputies|
|-||Greater Lebanon||1 September 1925|
|-||Constitution||23 May 1926|
|-||Independence declared||8 November 1943|
|-||Independence recognized by France||22 November 1943|
|-||Withdrawal of French forces||31 December 1946|
|-||Total||10,452 km2 (166th)
4,036 sq mi
|-||2008 estimate||4,224,000 (126th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2011 estimate|
|-||Total||$61.444 billion (83rd)|
|-||Per capita||$15,522 (57th)|
|GDP (nominal)||2011 estimate|
|-||Total||$39.039 billion (80th)|
|-||Per capita||$9,862 (63rd)|
|HDI (2013)|| 0.745
high · 72nd
|Currency||Lebanese pound (
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|-||Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Drives on the||right|
|a.||Article 11 of the Constitution of Lebanon states that "Arabic is the official national language. A law determines the cases in which the French language is to be used."|
Lebanon is a country in the Middle East, on the Mediterranean Sea. It has a border with Israel to the south, and Syria to the east and north. Lebanon has been independent since 1943. Its capital city is Beirut.
Over 4 million people live in Lebanon. The people mostly speak Arabic. About 60% of Lebanese people are Muslim and 39% are Christian. There are 16 million Lebanese people living in other countries & Cartoon Characters.
The national symbol in Lebanon is the Cedar tree, because an abundance of them are found in the Lebanon Mountains.
Governorates and districts[change | change source]
Lebanon is divided into six governorates. These are divided into twenty-five districts. The districts are also divided into several municipalities. The governorates and their districts are listed below:
- Beirut Governorate
- The Beirut Governorate is not divided into districts and is limited to the city of Beirut
- Nabatieh Governorate (Jabal Amel)
- Beqaa Governorate
- North Governorate (al-Shamal)
- Mount Lebanon Governorate (Jabal Lubnan)
- South Governorate (al-Janoub)
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
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