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About Lebanon in detail
Where is Lebanon?
In case, Lebanon is looking on the map under the Coordinates 33 52 N 35 30 E otherwise in the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Israel and Syria.
What is the capital city of Lebanon?
The capital city of Lebanon is Beirut.
What is the time in Beirut?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; Beirut’s timezone is UTC+2.
What is the Internet code for Lebanon?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Lebanon is: .lb
What is the size of Lebanon?
The territory of Lebanon is total: 10,400 sq km; land: 10,230 sq km, water: 170 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of Lebanon’s territory is about one-third the size of Maryland.
If we would like to walk around and discover Lebanon, we can cover a total distance: 484 km.
What is the water coverage of Lebanon?
We have already mentioned what percentage of Lebanon is covered by water (see below), and this includes 225 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Lebanon?
Lebanon’s climate is Mediterranean: mild to cool, wet winters with hot, dry summers: the Lebanon Mountains experience heavy winter snows.
Geographical data of Lebanon
The elevation of Lebanon; mean elevation: 1,250 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: the Mediterranean Sea 0 m, highest point: Qornet es Saouda 3,088 m.
Lebanon’s specific geographical details include a narrow coastal plain; El Beqaa (Bekaa Valley) separates Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon Mountains.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Lebanon is the smallest country in continental Asia; Nahr el Litani is the only major river in Near East not crossing an international boundary; rugged terrain historically helped isolate, protect, and develop numerous factional groups based on religion, clan, and ethnicity.
Resources and land use of Lebanon
The country’s main mined products are limestone, iron ore, salt, a water-surplus state in a water-deficit region, arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 63.3%; arable land 11.9%; permanent crops 12.3%; permanent pasture 39.1%; forest: 13.4%; other: 23.3% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Lebanon
The number of inhabitants of Lebanon is 6,237,738 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that the majority of the people live on or near the Mediterranean coast, and of these, most live in and around the capital, Beirut; favorable growing conditions in the Bekaa Valley, on the southeastern side of the Lebanon Mountains, have attracted farmers and thus the area exhibits a smaller population density.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 87.8% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Lebanon is concentrated in BEIRUT (capital) 2.226 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Lebanon
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1%note: many Christian Lebanese do not identify themselves as Arab but rather as descendants of the ancient Canaanites and prefer to be called Phoenicians.
Spoken languages in Lebanon
The spoken languages in Lebanon are the following: Arabic (official language), French, English, Armenian.
What are the most important religions in Lebanon?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim 54% (27% Sunni, 27% Shia), Christian 40.5% (includes 21% Maronite Catholic, 8% Greek Orthodox, 5% Greek Catholic, 6.5% other Christian), Druze 5.6%, tiny numbers of Jews, Baha’is, Buddhists, Hindus, and Mormons. Note: 18 religious sects recognized (2012 estimate).
Further population data of Lebanon
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 24.65% (male 786,842 / female 750,449) 15-24 years: 16.73% (male 534,040 / female 509,663) 25-54 years: 44.44% (male 1,401,857 / female 1,370,462) 55-64 years: 7.54% (male 220,020 / female 250,288) 65 years and over: 6.64% (male 181,627 / female 232,490) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Lebanon is 0.85% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Lebanon the birth rate is 14.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 4.9 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Lebanon, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Lebanon, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Lebanon are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 6.4% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Lebanon
Suppose we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Lebanon has a free-market economy and a strong laissez-faire commercial tradition. The government does not restrict foreign investment; however, the investment climate suffers from red tape, corruption, arbitrary licensing decisions. The 1975-90 civil war seriously damaged Lebanon’s economic infrastructure, cut national output by half, and derailed Lebanon’s position as a Middle Eastern entrepot and banking hub. Spillover from the Syrian conflict, including the influx of more than 1.1 million registered Syrian refugees, has increased internal tension and slowed economic growth to the 1-2% range in 2011-16, after four years of averaging 8% growth—Syrian refugees.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Lebanon is $51.82 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in Lebanon is 1% (2016 estimate), 1% (2015 estimate) 2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporarily suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Lebanon this is $18,500 (2016 estimate) $18,500 (2015 estimate) $18,500 (2014 estimate).
In the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Lebanon produces?
Lebanon’s main agricultural products are citrus, grapes, tomatoes, apples, vegetables, potatoes, olives, tobacco, sheep, goats.
The essential segments are banking, tourism, food processing, wine, jewelry, cement, textiles, mineral and chemical products, wood and furniture products, oil refining, and metal fabricating. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on banking, tourism, food processing, wine, jewelry, cement, textiles, mineral and chemical products, wood and furniture products, oil refining, metal fabricating.
Drinking water source in Lebanon
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99% of the population, rural: 99% of the population, total: 99% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 1% of the people, rural: 1% of the people, total: 1% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Lebanon
In Lebanon, the average delivery number is 1.73 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Lebanon
The population’s average age is 29.9 years; male: 29.3 years, female: 30.5 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world. It is 21 years of age; compulsory for all males; authorized for women at age 21 with elementary education; excludes military personnel.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new immigrants. In Lebanon is -1.1 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: the father must be a citizen of Lebanon. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, the residency requirement for naturalization: unknown.
Is Lebanon a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Lebanon
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Lebanon, the hospital beds’ density is 3.5 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Lebanon: N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced; it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities due to the disease.
In Lebanon, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Lebanon is 30.8% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Lebanon? Is there any?
The most known natural risk in Lebanon is dust storms, sandstorms.
More interesting facts about Lebanon
A few words about the past, as every country and society is connected to its history; Following World War I, France acquired a mandate over the northern portion of the former Ottoman Empire province of Syria. The French demarcated the region of Lebanon in 1920 and granted this area independence in 1943. Since independence, the country has been marked by periods of political turmoil interspersed with prosperity built on its position as a regional center for finance and trade. The country’s 1975-90 civil war that resulted in an estimated 120,000 fatalities was followed by years of social and political instability. Sectarianism is a critical element of Lebanese political life. Neighboring Syria has historically influenced Lebanon’s foreign policy and internal policies, and its military occupied Lebanon from 1976 until 2005. The Lebanon-based Hizballah militia and Israel continued attacks and counterattacks against each other after Syria’s withdrawal and fought a brief war in 2006. Lebanon’s borders with Syria and Israel remain unresolved.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Lebanon: 22 November 1943 (from League of Nations mandate under French administration).
The flag and other symbols of Lebanon
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either; three horizontal bands consisting of red (top), white (middle, double-width), and red (bottom) with a green cedar tree centered in the white band; the red bands symbolize bloodshed for liberation, the white band denotes peace, the snow of the mountains, and purity; the green cedar tree is the symbol of Lebanon and represents eternity, steadiness, happiness, and prosperity.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Lebanon: cedar tree; national colors: red, white, green.
Constitution of Lebanon
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Lebanon?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action,” while in the rest of the world, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
Lebanon’s legal system is a mixed legal system of civil law based on the French civil code, Ottoman legal tradition, and religious laws covering personal status, marriage, divorce, and other family relations of the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian communities.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Lebanon, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly or Majlis al-Nuwab in Arabic or Assemblee Nationale in French (128 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by majority vote; members serve 4-year terms); note – seats are apportioned among the Christian and Muslim denominations. Note: Lebanon’s Constitution states the National Assembly cannot conduct regular business until it elects a president when the position is vacant elections: last held on 7 June 2009 (next to be held in May 2017).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Lebanon
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. In Lebanon, the labor force is 1.628 million (2013 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Lebanon is total: 7.6 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 8 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 7.1 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Lebanon is N/A %.
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Lebanon, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: N/A% highest 10%: N/A%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Lebanon, the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Lebanon, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: N/A% highest 10%: N/A%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Lebanon
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. Lebanon’s budget is; revenues: $9.953 billion, expenditures: $14.44 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 19.2% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is N/A.
The fiscal year in Lebanon is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Lebanon
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: -1% (2016 estimate), -3.8% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 8.2% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Lebanon
Lebanon, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Lebanon is: $3.108 billion (2016 estimate), $3.551 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: jewelry, base metals, chemicals, consumer goods, fruit and vegetables, tobacco, construction minerals, electric power machinery and switchgear, textile fibers, paper.
The most important imported products are petroleum products, cars, medicinal products, clothing, meat, and live animals, consumer goods, paper, textile fabrics, tobacco, electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 11.5%, Italy 7.1%, Germany 6.8%, France 6%, the United States 5.7%, Russia 4.6%, Greece 4.4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Lebanon
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. Lebanon, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 9.8% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Lebanon, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Lebanon; repair of the telecommunications system, severely damaged during the civil war, now complete. Domestic: two mobile-cellular networks provide good service; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular subscribership almost 90 per 100 persons. International: country code – 961; submarine cable links to Cyprus, Egypt, and Syria; satellite earth stations – 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and one the Atlantic Ocean); coaxial cable to Syria (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Lebanon
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but if the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Lebanon: 8 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Lebanon: total: 6,970 km (includes 170 km of expressways) (2005).
The total length of the waterways in Lebanon: N/A.
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Facts & data about Lebanon
Name of the country: conventional long way: the Lebanese Republic, traditional short form: Lebanon, local long form: Al Jumhuriyah al Lubnaniyah, local short state: Lubnan, former: Greater Lebanon, etymology: derives from the Semitic root “lbn” meaning “white” and refers to snow-capped Mount Lebanon.
|Abbreviation: Lebanon||Geographic coordinates:
33 50 N, 35 50 E
|Country Location: Middle East|
|Capital of Lebanon: Beirut||GPS of the Capital:
33 52 N 35 30 E
|Position: the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Israel and Syria|
|Land area: total: 10,400 sq km; land: 10,230 sq km, water: 170 sq km||Terrain: narrow coastal plain; El Beqaa (Bekaa Valley) separates Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon Mountains
||Area comparative: about one-third the size of Maryland|
|Population: 6,237,738 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.85% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.88 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.79 male(s) / female, total population: 1 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $3.108 billion (2016 estimate), $3.551 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $17.98 billion (2016 estimate), $16.71 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 11.5%, Italy 7.1%, Germany 6.8%, France 6%, US 5.7%, Russia 4.6%, Greece 4.4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 87.8% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): BEIRUT (capital) 2.226 million (2015)||Median age: total: 29.9 years; male: 29.3 years, female: 30.5 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 4.577 million. Percent of the population: 74% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed-lines): total subscriptions: 970,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 16 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 4.4 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 71 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: N/A %||Nationality: Lebanese (singular and plural) adjective: Lebanese||National holidays: Independence Day, 22 November (1943)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.6 years. Male: 76.3 years, female: 78.9 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.73 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 14.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 93.9%; male: 96%, female: 91.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of civil law based on the French civil code, Ottoman legal tradition, and religious laws covering personal status, marriage, divorce, and other family relations of the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian communities||Suffrage: 21 years of age; compulsory for all males; authorized for women at age 21 with elementary education; excludes military personnel|
|Industries: banking, tourism, food processing, wine, jewelry, cement, textiles, mineral and chemical products, wood and furniture products, oil refining, metal fabricating||Industrial production growth rate: 1.4% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1% (2016 estimate) 1% (2015 estimate) 2% (2014 estimate)|
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