Lebanon

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About Country

Capital
Beirut
Population
Approximately 6.8 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
667 people per square kilometer
GDP
$54 billion (nominal, 2021 estimate)
Language
Arabic is the official language, but French and English are widely spoken
Currency
Lebanese Pound (LBP)
National Dish
Kibbeh (a mixture of ground meat, bulgur, and spices)
Religion
Islam and Christianity are the two main religions in Lebanon, with significant populations of Sunni and Shia Muslims and Maronite Christians
Climate
Lebanon has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters
Main Industries
Banking and finance, tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing
Level of Development
Lebanon is considered an upper-middle-income country with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 96 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 10,452 square kilometers

Experience the enchanting allure of Lebanon 🇱🇧, a land of rich history and diverse cultures. Explore the ancient ruins 🏛️ of Byblos and Baalbek, wander the bustling souks 🛍️ of Beirut, and savor the delicious Lebanese cuisine 🍴. Plan your journey to Lebanon today!

Lebanon is a small Middle Eastern country located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south. Lebanon has a rich cultural heritage and is known for its diverse religious and ethnic communities, including Maronite Christians, Sunni and Shia Muslims, and Druze. The capital and largest city is Beirut.

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  • Aaqoura, Lebanon
  • Banque Audi - Mansourieh, Lebanon
  • Beirut, Lebanon (1)
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  • Beirut, Lebanon (3)
  • Beirut, Lebanon
  • Byblos souks, Byblos, Lebanon
  • Ehden, Lebanon
  • Good days in Lebanon
  • Hermel, Lebanon(1)
  • Jbeil, Lebanon
  • Jounieh, Lebanon
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  • Mount Lebanon, Lebanon
  • Raouche Rocks, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Saida, Lebanon
  • Tannourine El Faouqa, Lebanon
  • The Martyrs' Monument in Beirut. In the background, the Mohammad al-Amin mosque
  • Tyre Public Beach, Tyre, Lebanon

Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Lebanon include:

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    Jeita Grotto: a network of caves and underground lakes located north of Beirut that is known for its stunning natural beauty.

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    Byblos: an ancient Phoenician city that dates back to the Bronze Age and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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    The National Museum of Beirut: a museum that houses a collection of archaeological artifacts and art from throughout Lebanon's history.

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    Baalbek: a Roman temple complex located in the Beqaa Valley that is one of the best-preserved examples of Roman architecture in the world.

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    Harissa: a mountain village located just north of Beirut that is home to the Our Lady of Lebanon statue, a major pilgrimage site.

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    The Beirut Souks: a modern shopping district located in the heart of Beirut that offers a wide range of high-end stores and restaurants.

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    The Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve: a protected area in the mountains of Lebanon that is home to some of the last remaining cedar forests in the country.

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    The Beiteddine Palace: a palace complex located in the Chouf Mountains that was built by the Ottomans in the 19th century.

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    The Corniche: a scenic coastal promenade in Beirut that offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.

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    The Sidon Sea Castle: a medieval fortress located on an island just off the coast of the city of Sidon.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Lebanon has to offer. Despite its small size, the country has a rich history and culture, and is known for its hospitality and warm welcome to visitors.

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