Lebanon

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Coordinates: 33°50′N 35°50′E / 33.833°N 35.833°E / 33.833; 35.833

Lebanese Republic
الجمهورية اللبنانية (Arabic)
al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah
Banner o Lebanon
Coat o airms o Lebanon
Banner Coat o airms
Anthem: 
Location o Lebanon
Location o Lebanon
Capital
an lairgest ceety
Beirut
33°54′N 35°32′E / 33.900°N 35.533°E / 33.900; 35.533
Offeecial leids Arabic[nb 1]
Demonym Lebanese
Govrenment Unitar pairlamentar
multi-confessionalist republic[1]
• Preses
Michel Aoun [2]
Saad Hariri
Nabih Berri
Legislatur Pairlament
Establishment
1 September 1920
• Constitution
23 Mey 1926
• Unthirldom declared
22 November 1943
• Unthirldom (Jyned UN / French Mandate endit)
24 October 1945
• Widrawal o French forces
31 December 1946
Aurie
• Tot
10,452 km2 (4,036 sq mi) (166t)
• Watter (%)
1.8
Population
• 2015 estimate
6,184,701[3][4] (112t)
• Density
560/km2 (1,450.4/sq mi) (21st)
GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate
• Total
$88.786 billion[5] (88t)
• Per capita
$19,128[5] (80t)
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
• Total
$53.915 billion[5] (86t)
• Per capita
$11,615[5] (71st)
HDI (2015) Decrease 0.763[6]
heich · 76th
Siller Lebanese poond (LBP)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
• Summer (DST)
EEST (UTC+3)
Drives on the richt[7]
Cawin code +961[8]
Internet TLD .lb

Lebanon (pronounced /ˈlɛbənɒn/ (deprecatit template) or /ˈlɛbənən/; Arabic: لُبْنَان‎‎ Lubnān; French: Liban), offeecially the Republic o Lebanon[nb 2] (Arabic: اَلْجُمْهُورِيَّة اَللُّبْنَانِيَّة al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah; French: République libanaise), is a kintra on the eastren shore o the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered bi Sirie tae the north an east, an Israel tae the sooth. Lebanon's location at the crossroads o the Mediterranean Basin an the Arabian hinterland haes dictatit its rich history, an shapit a cultural identity o releegious an ethnic diversity.[9]

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  1. "The Lebanese Constitution" (PDF). Presidency of Lebanon. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 19 Januar 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. "Results of 2nd round of Lebanon presidential election: Michel Aoun – 83 (winner); blank votes – 36; others/cancelled – 8". The Daily Star. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  3. "2015 Revision of World Population Prospects". United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. 
  4. "The World Factbook 2015". CIA. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Lebanon". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 25 Julie 2017. 
  6. "2016 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2017. 
  7. "Driving in Lebanon". adcidl.com. Retrieved 17 Januar 2013. 
  8. Lebanon entry at The World Factbook
  9. McGowen, Afaf Sabeh (1989). "Historical Setting". In Collelo, Thomas. Lebanon: A Country Study. Area Handbook Series (3rd ed.). Washington, D.C.: The Division. OCLC 18907889. Retrieved 24 Julie 2009. 
  1. Airticle 11 o the Constitution o Lebanon states: "Arabic is the offeecial naitional leid. A law shall determine the cases in that the French leid can be used." See: French leid in Lebanon
  2. Republic o Lebanon is the maist common term uised bi Lebanese government agencies. The term Lebanese Republic, a literal translation o the official Arabic an French names, is an aa uised, but less frequently.