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Where is Lebanon?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Lebanon covers 10,230 square kilometers of land and 170 square kilometers of water, making it the 171st largest nation in the world with a total area of 10,400 square kilometers.

Lebanon became an independent state in 1943, after gaining its sovereignty from Turkey. The population of Lebanon is 4,140,289 (2012) and the nation has a density of 405 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Lebanon is the Lebanese Pound (LBP). As well, the people of Lebanon are refered to as Lebanese.

The dialing code for the country is 961 and the top level internet domain for Lebanese sites is .lb.

Lebanon shares land borders with 2 countries: Israel, Syrian Arab Republic.

To learn more, visit our detailed Lebanon section.

Quick facts

Population 4,140,289
Density 404.7 / km2 ( 1,048.2 / mi2 )
Language Arabic
Independence Year 1943
Capital Beirut (Beyrouth)
Currency Lebanese Pound
GDP 45,730,945,274 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 11,045 (2014 data)
Land Area 10,230 km2 (3,950 mi2)
Water Area 170 km2 (66 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Israel, Syria
Minimum Longitude 35.110
Maximum Longitude 36.640
Mininum Latitude 33.050
Maximum Latitude 34.680

What is the capital of Lebanon?

map showing the location of Lebanon
Location of Beirut on a map.

Beirut is the capital city of Lebanon. It has a population of 1,916,100, and is located on a latitue of 33.89 and longitude of 35.49.

Beirut is also the political center of Lebanon, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Beirut, the Capital Of Lebanon

City Beirut
Country Lebanon
Population 1,916,100
Longitude 35.49442000
Latitude 33.88894000
Elevation 102 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Lebanon

Rank City Population
#1Beirut1,916,100
#2Ra's Bayrut1,251,739
#3Tripoli229,398
#4Sidon163,554
#5Tyre135,204
#6Nabatiye et Tahta120,000
#7Habbouch98,433
#8Djounie96,315
#9Zahle78,145

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.