Litani River

Litani River
The Litani River in purple, the Lebanese capital city Beirut in red

The Litani River (Arabic: نهر الليطاني‎, Nahr al-Līṭānī), the classical Leontes (Greek: Λέοντες, Léontes, lit. "Lions"), is an important water resource in southern Lebanon. The river rises in the fertile Beqaa Valley, west of Baalbek, and empties into the Mediterranean Sea north of Tyre. Exceeding 140 km in length, the Litani River is the longest river in Lebanon and provides an average annual flow estimated at 920 million cubic meters.[1] The waters of the Litani both originate and flow entirely within the borders of Lebanon. It provides a major source for water supply, irrigation and hydroelectricity both within Southern Lebanon, and the country as a whole.

Southern flow

The southern part of the Litani River.

After heading south parallel to the Syrian border, the course of the river bends dramatically westward. Near this bend, the Litani comes within five km of the Hasbani River.

Other Languages
العربية: نهر الليطاني
български: Литани (река)
català: Leontes
čeština: Lítání
Deutsch: Litani
español: Río Litani
euskara: Litani
français: Litani
한국어: 리타니강
Bahasa Indonesia: Sungai Litani
italiano: Leonte (fiume)
עברית: ליטני
Basa Jawa: Kali Litani
Latina: Leontes
lietuvių: Litani
magyar: Litáni
монгол: Литани гол
Nederlands: Litani (Libanon)
日本語: リタニ川
norsk nynorsk: Litanielva
português: Rio Litani
русский: Литани (река)
slovenčina: Lítání
suomi: Litani
svenska: Litani
Türkçe: Litani Nehri
українська: Літані (річка)
ייִדיש: ליטאני טייך
中文: 利塔尼河