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Lebanon Facts

  • Name: Lebanon
    (long form) Republic of Lebanon
  • Capital City: Beirut (1,900,000 pop.)
    (2,250,000 metro)
  • Lebanon Population: 4,131,583 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Lebanese Pound (LBP)
    (conversion rates)

    Lebanese Pound
    10000 Lebanese Pounds
  • Ethnicity: Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1% note: many Christian Lebanese do not identify themselves as Arab but rather as descendents of the ancient Canaanites and prefer to be called Phoenicians
  • GDP total: $63.69 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $15,900 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Beirut, Tripoli, Sayda
  • Name: Lebanon's name is derived from the Semitic root lbn, which means "white," and references Mount Lebanon's snowy peaks
  • National Day: November 22
  • Religion: Muslim 59.7% (Shia, Sunni, Druze, Isma'ilite, Alawite or Nusayri), Christian 39% (Maronite Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic, Armenian Orthodox, Syrian Catholic, Armenian Catholic, Syrian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Chaldean, Assyrian, Copt, Protestant), other 1.3% note: 17 religious sects recognized
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