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Country name:

conventional long form: Lebanese Republic
conventional short form: Lebanon
local long form: Al Jumhuriyah al Lubnaniyah
local short form: Lubnan

 

Capital:

Beirut. Population: 1.17 million (2003).
 

 

Location:

Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Syria

 

Description:
Lebanon lies to the east of the Mediterranean, sharing borders to the north and east with the Syrian Arab Republic, and to the south with Palestinian .
 

 

Area:

10,452 sq km (4,036 sq miles

 

Population:

3.9 million (CIA estimate 2007).
 

 

map of Lebanon

 

Languages:

 Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian

 

Climate:

Lebanon has a typically Mediterranean climate. There are four seasons. Summer (June to September) is hot on the coast and cooler in the mountains. Spring and autumn are warm and pleasant. Winter (December to mid March) is mostly rainy, with snow in the mountains.

Economy - overview:

Beirut's position as a major financial and commercial centre for the Middle East was lost during the 16-year civil war from 1975 to 1991 that destroyed the economy. Since then, both Lebanon and its capital have re-established themselves.
Agriculture now accounts for about 10% of GDP. There are no significant mineral resources, but the manufacturing industry is growing rapidly. Banking and transit trade (both of which were almost wiped out during the civil war) have recovered reasonably well.

Economy:

Beirut's position as a major financial and commercial centre for the Middle East was lost during the 16-year civil war from 1975 to 1991 that destroyed the economy. Since then, both Lebanon and its capital have re-established themselves.
Agriculture now accounts for about 10% of GDP. There are no significant mineral resources, but the manufacturing industry is growing rapidly. Banking and transit trade (both of which were almost wiped out during the civil war) have recovered reasonably well.
 

 

Industries:

banking; food processing; jewelry; cement; textiles; mineral and chemical products; wood and furniture products; oil refining; metal fabricating

 

Exports:

Authentic jewellery, inorganic chemicals, consumer goods, fruit and tobacco.

Imports:

Petroleum products, cars, medicinal products, clothing, meat and live animals.
• Main trade partners: Syria, United Arab Emirates, Italy, USA and Switzerland.

Exchange rates:

Lebanese Pound (LBP; symbol L?�) = 100 piastres. Notes are in denominations of L?�100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 1,000, 500, 250, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1. Coins are in denominations of L?�500, 250, 100 and 50
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/145/money/Middle-East/Lebanon.html


GDP :
US$20.6 billion (2006).

 

Useful links:

 

Ministries & Organization

Ministry of Interior

Ministry of Public Health 

Ministry of Economy and Trade 

Ministry of Tourism 

Ministry of Justice 

Ministry of Culture and Higher Education

Ministry of Agriculture

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of the Displaced
Ministry of Social Affairs
Ministry of Industry
Minister of Public Works
Ministry of Environment
Ministry Of Telecommunications
Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Development
Council for Development and Reconstruction
Trade Point Beirut

 

 

 

Trade Associations & Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Tripoli
Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Saida
Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Zahle

Association of Lebanese Industrialists - Beirut

Beirut Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture

 

 

 

Economy and Industry

Central Bank of Lebanon 
Beirut Stock Exchange

Multilateral and International Institutions

Investment Development Authority of Lebanon IDAL 

The Lebanese Center for Legal & Economic Studies

 

 

 

General Information

Ministry of Tourism
Middle East Airlines
Beirut International Airport
Casino du Liban
Hammana Municipality
Aley.net: City of Aley (Arabic and French Site)
City of Batroun
City of Jbeil
City of Tripoli
City of Anjar
City of Saida
City of Chebaa
Bazbina: Lebanese village
Jounieh
Photos from Lebanon
Photos from Byblos
Old Photos from Baalbeck
Panoramic view of different Lebanese cities and sites
Bookinn
Tania Travel
Travel & Cruise With Me
Travel Radio Channel
Osinga
Lebanon on Voyages Jules Verne
Century Park Hotel
Holiday Suites Hotel
Zoukotel
The Hotel Guide for Lebanon
Hotels and Travel in Lebanon
Lebanon on All the Hotels on the Web
Hotels in Lebanon from ABT
Lebanon on Globe Corner Bookstore
Healthtourism-lb.com
Amideast
Beirut Arab University
Brummana High School Old Scholars Association
Ecoles Techniques Supérieures au Liban (liste)
Lebanese American University (formerly BUC)
Makassed Foundation
Notre Dame University
Université Saint-Joseph

University of Balamand

 

 

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