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Lebanon Overview

Posted by in on 6-5-13

The Republic of Lebanon (Arabic: لبنان Lubnān) is a small country (10,452 sq km or 4076 sq mi in area with 3.7 million inhabitants) within the Middle East region with its capital being Beirut. It has a long coastline on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and shares a long land border with its much larger neighbour Syria to the north and the east, a much shorter (and currently “hot”) border with Israel to the south.
Capital     Beirut
Government     Confessionalist republic
Currency     Lebanese pound (LBP)
Area     total: 10,452 km2
water: 170 km2
land: 10,230 km2
Population     4,424,050 (2006 est.)
Language     Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian
Electricity     110-220V/50Hz (European and UK plugs)
Country code     961
Internet TLD     .lb
Time Zone     UTC +2

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