Located on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea at the confluence of three continents, Lebanon is a spectacular country featuring green valleys, alpine peaks and sun-kissed beaches. The mesmerising natural beauty is further enhanced by the pleasant climate of the country. The capital, Beirut is also the largest city…
In northern Lebanon, lies the city of Tripoli. Having a long history, in the olden times, the city was the centre for the Phoenician confederation that included Tyre, Sidon and Arados giving the city the name Tripoli, which means "Triple-City" in Greek. The city was under the control of various…
Popular for the Beiteddine Palace, Beiteddine is a small town located about 50Km southeast of Beirut. The town is located in the Chouf district and hosts the annual Beiteddine festival during the summers. The meaning of Beiteddine is “House of Faith”.
About 35Km from the capital of Lebanon is the ancient city of Byblos. Byblos has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is thought to be inhabited since 5000 BC and was built by Cronus as the first city in Phoenicia.
The area of Lebanon comes closer to 10,452 sq Km's and due to its long rectangular shape, The islands Length is almost three times than its width.Lebanon has a coast Line of 225km's.
A population of close to 4.2 Million. Muslims account for about 59.7% of the population.
Lebanon has a long hot and dry summer while the winter tend to be short and rainy. Average temperature's close to 20°C (68°F). Autumn and spring promises a warm and pleasant climate which will be ideal for visitors.
Arabic is the official language. French & English are widely used as well.
GMT+2 hrs GMT +1 hr Day Light saving time.
Government: 8 AM to 2 PM General: 8 AM to 5 PM
HOLIDAYS New Years Day: January 1st Armenian Christmas : January 6th St. Maroun Day: February 9th Labor Day : May 1st Ascention : August 15th Independence Day : November 22nd Christmas Day : December 25th
Based on the lunar calandar: Eid Al-Fitre Eid Al-Adha Islamic New Year(Muharram 1st) Prophet Mohammad(pbuh) Birthday
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Police: 112or 999 Medical: 140 Fire: 175
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