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Alternate uses: see Lebanon (disambiguation)

The Lebanese Republic or Lebanon is a country in Southwest Asia, and in the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is considered to be one of the fifteen lands that comprise the so-called "Cradle of Humanity". Lebanon is bordered by Syria and Israel. The border with Israel has been approved by the United Nations, although a small piece of land called "Shebaa farms" is still occupied by Israel, who claims that it is actually Syrian land. The Lebanese resistance claims "Shebaa farms" as Lebanese land and occasionally launches attacks against Israeli positions within it. In addition, Syria maintains an army of approximately 14,000 troops in Lebanon. Lebanese supporters of Syria claim this is a legitimate presence as it was requested by the Lebanese government at the outset of the civil war in 1975. Opponents of Syria claim the Syrian presence is a quasi occupation by a foreign power.

الجمهوريّة البنانيّة
Al Jumhuriyah al Lubnaniyah
Flag of Lebanon
(In Detail) (Full size)
National motto:
Official language Arabic
Capital Beirut
President Émile Lahoud
Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 160th
10,452 km˛

 - Total (2003 E)

 - Density
Ranked 123rd


Independence 22 November 1943
Currency Lebanese pound (LBP)
Time zone UTC +2 (DST +3)
National anthem Koullouna Lilouataan Lil
Oula Lil Alam
Internet TLD .LB
Calling Code 961


Main article: History of Lebanon


Main article: Politics of Lebanon


Main article: Governorates of Lebanon


Main article: Geography of Lebanon


Main article: Economy of Lebanon


Main article: Demographics of Lebanon


Main article: Culture of Lebanon

Miscellaneous topics

Map of Lebanon


Countries and Territories in Southwest Asia

Afghanistan | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Bahrain | Cyprus | Egypt | Gaza Strip | Georgia | Iran | Iraq | Israel | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Oman | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Syria | Turkey | United Arab Emirates | West Bank | Yemen

Last updated: 11-08-2004 07:28:57