Lebanon

Lebanese Republic
  • الجمهورية اللبنانية
  • Al-Jumhūrīyah Al-Libnānīyah
  • République libanaise
Flag Coat of arms
Anthem: 
  • كلّنا للوطن
  • Kulluna lil-watan
  • All Of Us, For the Nation!
Capital
and largest city
Beirut
33°54′N 35°32′E / 33°54′N 35°32′E / 33.9; 35.533
Official languages Arabica
Demonym Lebanese
Government Unitary confessionalist
parliamentary republic [1]
 -  President Michel Aoun
 -  Prime Minister Saad Hariri
 -  Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri
Legislature Chamber of Deputies
Establishment
 -  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 
Area
 -  Total 10,452 km2 ( 166th)
4,036 sq mi
 -  Water (%) 1.8
Population
 -  2008 estimate 4,224,000 [2] ( 126th)
 -  Density 404/km2 ( 25th)
1,046/sq mi
GDP ( PPP) 2011 estimate
 -  Total $61.444 billion [3] ( 83rd)
 -  Per capita $15,522 [3] ( 57th)
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
 -  Total $39.039 billion [3] ( 80th)
 -  Per capita $9,862 [3] ( 63rd)
HDI (2013) Increase 0.745 [4]
high · 72nd
Currency Lebanese pound ( LBP)
Time zone EET ( UTC+2)
 -  Summer ( DST) EEST ( UTC+3)
Drives on the right [5]
Calling code +961
Internet TLD .lb
a. Article 11 of the Constitution of Lebanon states that " Arabic is the official language that they speak there. but honestly they should be speaking english cause english rocks. YEAH. 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.

Lebanon has two chains of mountains. It is often called the ruby of the Middle East. It has a coastline stretching all the way up. The area of Lebanon is 10,452 square kilometres.

Over 4 million people live in Lebanon. The people mostly speak Arabic. About 54% of Lebanese people are Muslim and 40.5% are Christian. [6] There are 16 million Lebanese people living in other countries. Lebanon is a very westernized country, is East meets the West.

The national symbol in Lebanon is the Cedar tree, because an abundance of them are found in the Lebanon Mountains.

Governorates and districts

Lebanon is divided into six governorates. These are divided into twenty-five districts. [7] 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)
    • Bint Jbeil
    • Hasbaya
    • Marjeyoun
    • Nabatieh
  • Beqaa Governorate
    • Baalbek
    • Hermel
    • Rashaya
    • Western Beqaa (al-Beqaa al-Gharbi)
    • Zahle
  • North Governorate (al-Shamal)
    • Akkar
    • Batroun
    • Bsharri
    • Koura
    • Miniyeh-Danniyeh
    • Tripoli
    • Zgharta
  • Mount Lebanon Governorate (Jabal Lubnan)
    • Aley
    • Baabda
    • Byblos (Jbeil)
    • Chouf
    • Keserwan
    • Matn
  • South Governorate (al-Janoub)
    • Jezzine
    • Sidon (Saida)
    • Tyre (Sur)
The historic site of Baalbek in Lebanon
Other Languages
Acèh: Lubnan
Адыгэбзэ: Ливан
адыгабзэ: Ливан
Afrikaans: Libanon
Alemannisch: Libanon
አማርኛ: ሊባኖስ
Ænglisc: Libanus
العربية: لبنان
aragonés: Liban
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܠܒܢܢ
arpetan: Liban
অসমীয়া: লেবানন
asturianu: El Líbanu
Avañe'ẽ: Lívano
azərbaycanca: Livan
تۆرکجه: لوبنان
bamanankan: Lubenan
বাংলা: লেবানন
Bân-lâm-gú: Lī-pa-lùn
башҡортса: Ливан
беларуская: Ліван
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Лібан
भोजपुरी: लेबनान
Bikol Central: Lebanon
български: Ливан
Boarisch: Libanon
བོད་ཡིག: ལེ་པ་ནོན།
bosanski: Liban
brezhoneg: Liban
буряад: Ливан
català: Líban
Чӑвашла: Ливан
Cebuano: Libano
čeština: Libanon
chiShona: Lebanon
chiTumbuka: Lebanon
Cymraeg: Libanus
dansk: Libanon
Deutsch: Libanon
ދިވެހިބަސް: ލުބުނާން
dolnoserbski: Libanon
eesti: Liibanon
Ελληνικά: Λίβανος
English: Lebanon
español: Líbano
Esperanto: Libano
estremeñu: Líbanu
euskara: Libano
فارسی: لبنان
Fiji Hindi: Lebanon
føroyskt: Libanon
français: Liban
Frysk: Libanon
Gaeilge: An Liobáin
Gaelg: Yn Livaan
Gagauz: Livan
Gàidhlig: Leabanon
galego: Líbano
Gĩkũyũ: Lebanon
ગુજરાતી: લેબેનાન
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: लेबनॉन
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Lì-pâ-nun
한국어: 레바논
Hausa: Lebanon
Hawaiʻi: Lepanona
Հայերեն: Լիբանան
हिन्दी: लेबनान
hornjoserbsce: Libanon
hrvatski: Libanon
Ido: Libano
Igbo: Lebanon
Ilokano: Lebanon
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: লেবানন
Bahasa Indonesia: Lebanon
interlingua: Libano
Interlingue: Libano
Ирон: Ливан
íslenska: Líbanon
italiano: Libano
עברית: לבנון
Basa Jawa: Libanon
kalaallisut: Lebanon
Kapampangan: Libano
ქართული: ლიბანი
kaszëbsczi: Liban
қазақша: Ливан
kernowek: Lebnon
Kinyarwanda: Libani
Kiswahili: Lebanoni
коми: Ливан
Kongo: Lebanon
Kreyòl ayisyen: Liban
Kurdî: Libnan
Кыргызча: Ливан
Ladino: Levanon
лезги: Ливан
لۊری شومالی: لوبنان
Latina: Libanus
latviešu: Libāna
Lëtzebuergesch: Libanon
lietuvių: Libanas
Ligure: Libano
Limburgs: Libanon
lingála: Liban
Livvinkarjala: Livanu
la .lojban.: lu'orgu'e
lumbaart: Liban
magyar: Libanon
македонски: Либан
Malagasy: Libana
മലയാളം: ലെബനാൻ
Malti: Libanu
मराठी: लेबेनॉन
მარგალური: ლიბანი
مصرى: لبنان
مازِرونی: لبنان
Bahasa Melayu: Lubnan
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Lé-bă-nâung
мокшень: Ливан
монгол: Ливан
မြန်မာဘာသာ: လက်ဘနွန်နိုင်ငံ
Nāhuatl: Libano
Dorerin Naoero: Ribanon
Nederlands: Libanon
नेपाली: लेबनान
नेपाल भाषा: लेबानन
日本語: レバノン
Napulitano: Libbano
нохчийн: Ливан
Norfuk / Pitkern: Lebanon
norsk: Libanon
norsk nynorsk: Libanon
Novial: Liban
occitan: Liban
олык марий: Ливан
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ଲେବାନନ
Oromoo: Libaanon
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Livan
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਲਿਬਨਾਨ
पालि: लेबनान
پنجابی: لبنان
Papiamentu: Líbano
پښتو: ليبنان
Patois: Lebanan
ភាសាខ្មែរ: លីបង់
Picard: Liban
Piemontèis: Lìban
Tok Pisin: Lebanon
Plattdüütsch: Libanon
polski: Liban
Ποντιακά: Λίβανος
português: Líbano
Qaraqalpaqsha: Livan
qırımtatarca: Lübnan
română: Liban
Runa Simi: Libanu
русский: Ливан
саха тыла: Либан
davvisámegiella: Libanon
संस्कृतम्: लेबनान
Scots: Lebanon
shqip: Libani
sicilianu: Lìbbanu
SiSwati: ILibhanoni
slovenčina: Libanon
slovenščina: Libanon
ślůnski: Liban
Soomaaliga: Lubnaan
کوردی: لوبنان
српски / srpski: Либан
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Libanon
Basa Sunda: Libanon
suomi: Libanon
svenska: Libanon
Tagalog: Lebanon
தமிழ்: லெபனான்
Taqbaylit: Lubnan
татарча/tatarça: Ливан
తెలుగు: లెబనాన్
tetun: Líbanu
тоҷикӣ: Лубнон
Türkçe: Lübnan
Türkmençe: Liwan
удмурт: Ливан
ᨅᨔ ᨕᨘᨁᨗ: Lebanon
українська: Ліван
اردو: لبنان
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: لىۋان
vèneto: Libano
vepsän kel’: Livan
Tiếng Việt: Liban
Volapük: Libanän
Võro: Liibanon
文言: 黎巴嫩
West-Vlams: Libanon
Winaray: Libano
Wolof: Libaa
吴语: 黎巴嫩
ייִדיש: לבנון
粵語: 黎巴嫩
Zazaki: Lubnan
Zeêuws: Libanon
žemaitėška: Lėbans
中文: 黎巴嫩
डोटेली: लेवनान
Kabɩyɛ: Liibaŋ