and largest city
|Official languages||Arabic, French, English, Armenian|
|Legislature||Chamber of Deputies|
|1 September 1925|
|23 May 1926|
• Independence declared
|8 November 1943|
• Independence recognized by France
|22 November 1943|
• Withdrawal of French forces
|31 December 1946|
|10,452 km2 (4,036 sq mi) (166th)|
• Water (%)
• 2008 estimate
|404/km2 (1,046.4/sq mi) (25th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2011 estimate|
|$61.444 billion (83rd)|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2011 estimate|
|$39.039 billion (80th)|
• Per capita
|HDI (2013)|| 0.745|
high · 72nd
|Currency||Lebanese pound (LBP)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
• Summer (DST)
|ISO 3166 code||LB|
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 54% of Lebanese people are Muslim and 40.5% are Christian. There are 16 million Lebanese people living in other countries. Lebanon is a very westernized country.
The national symbol in Lebanon is the Cedar tree, because many of them grow 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]
- "The Lebanese Constitution" (PDF). Presidency of Lebanon. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
- "World Population Prospects, Table A.1" (PDF). 2008 revision. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. 2009: 17. Retrieved 22 September 2010. Cite journal requires
- "Lebanon". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
- "HDRO (Human Development Report Office) United Nations Development Programme" (PDF). United Nations. 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
- "Driving in Lebanon". Adcidl.com. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- "The World Factbook". United States government. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
- USAID Lebanon. "USAID Lebanon—Definitions of Terms used". Retrieved 17 December 2006.