Where is Lebanon?

Located in the Middle East, Lebanon has a 484.00 km border with Israel (81 km) and Syria (403 km).Portoins of the Lebanon-Syria boundary are unclear with several sections in dispute.

Lebanon is an Asian country covering 10,400.00 km2 of which 1.63% is water and 10,230.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 34th smallest country in the world and about one-third the size of Maryland. Its geographic coordinates are 33 50 N, 35 50 E and Beirut is the capital city.

The name Lebanon derives itself from the Semitic root "Ibn".

Its ISO code is LB.

Geography

Lebanon has a mean elevation of 1,250 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Mediterranean Sea. Its highest elevation is Qornet es Saouda which is 3,088m above tall.

It has a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Its terrain consits of narrow coastal plains, as well as mountains.

Population

Lebanon has a population of 6,237,738 making it the 107th largest in the world. The majority of the population lives in or near the Mediterranean coast.

Arabic is the official language. The majority ethnic group is Arab. The majority of the population is either Muslim or Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 961.

Government

Lebanon is an independent country. It gained its independence from the League of Nations in 1943. Its constitution was last ratified in 1926.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Lebanon's GDP is $85,160,000,000.00 (USD) with $18,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 90th largest economy and its citizens the 87th richest in the world. The currency of Lebanon is the Pound (LBP).

Its major export partners are Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Iraq. Its main exports are jewelry, base metals, chemicals, and consumer goods. Its major import partners are China, Italy, and Germany. Its major imports include petroleum products, cars, medicinal products, clothing, and meat.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017