Lebanon Facts and History

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Flag of Lebanon
National Flag of Lebanon

Interesting facts about Lebanon

  • Official Name: Al-Jumhūriyyah al-Lubnāniyyah (Lebanese Republic)
  • Form of Government: unitary multiparty republic with one legislative house (National Assembly [1281])
  • President: Michel Aoun
  • Prime Minister: Hassan Diab
  • GDP: 51.99 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Beirut
  • Population: 6.856 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Arabic
  • Currency: Lebanese pound
  • Timezone: GMT+3
  • Area: 10,452 km²
  • Dialing Code: +961
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Kfardebian,Qadisha valley
  • Major Rivers: Beirut River,Damour River,Awali River
  • Continent: Middle East
  • Border Countries: Lebanon is bounded to the north and east by Syria, to the south by Israel, and to the west by the Mediterranean Sea.

Map of Lebanon

National Symbols of Lebanon

  • National Bird: Asian Crimson-winged Finch
  • National Anthem: “an-Našīd al-Waṭanī al-Lubnānī”
  • National Animal: striped hyena
  • National Flower: cyclamen
  • National Tree: Lebanon cedar
  • National Poet: Kahlil Gibran
  • National Game: soccer