Lebanon World Fact - Hostel in Europe


Lebanon This is in fact a country with increasing tourist visitors. Experience the countryside with mountains that will gicve you a view over the Mediterranean sea, landscapes with rocks and amazing ruins. Beirut is growing with the trade and tourism, a mix of many different cultures makes it only even more interesting walking around seeing churches and mosques lying next to each other. A city full of life, where you can be luckey to join a festival or other events.

Area: 10.452 Km²
Population: 3.628.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 347 pop/Km²

System of government: Parliamentary Republic
Capital: Beirut (900.000 pop., 1.825.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Tripoli 200.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Arab 95%, Armenian 4%
Border countries: Syria EAST and NORTH, Israel SOUTH

Principal mountains: Qurnat as Sawda 3083 m
Principal rivers: El Litani 150 Km
Principal lakes: Lac de Qaraoun
Principal islands: -
Climate: Mediterranean - temperate

Language: Arabic, French (both officials), English
Religion: Muslim (Shi'a, Sunni and Druze) 75%, Christian 25%
Currency: Lebanese Pound (LBP)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 9/2, 1/5, 6/5, 15/8, 1/11, 22/11, 25/12
Dialling code: 00961
GMT: +2

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