Lebanon

Lebanon

Capital - Beirut
Population - 3,971,000
Area - 10,400 km²
Density - 381.83 / km²
Currency - LBP
Official language – Arabic
Lebanon is situated in the East Mediterranean. It is bordered by Syria and Israel. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has dictated its rich history, and shaped a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity. Lebanon's diverse atmosphere and ancient history make it an important destination which is slowly rebuilding itself after continued turmoil. Lebanon offers plenty: from ancient Roman ruins, to well preserved castles, limestone caves, historic Churches and Mosques, beautiful beaches nestled in the Mediterranean Sea, world renown Lebanese cuisine, nonstop nightlife and discothèques, to mountainous ski resorts. Lebanon is the only country in the Arab world that offers skiing and related winter sports activities. Lebanon has 5 properties inscribed on the World Heritage List: the historical cities of Anjar, Tyre, Baalbeck and Byblos; and the Qadisha Valley and Cedars Forest.

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