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Capital : Beirut
Language :  Arabic
Currency :  Lebanese pound
Population : 5 988 000
Area : 10 452 km2

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Lebanon facts

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. Over 1 680,000 motor vehicles (403 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants) are registered in this country.

3. The national top-level domain is .lb . There are over 3,410 websites with this extension.

4. The most popular pages with the extension .lb are google.com.lb, almanar.com.lb and mtv.com.lb.

5. There are 10 known terrorist organizations in Lebanon.

6. In this country there are over 6 970 km of paved roads including over 170 km of express roads (0.01% of all roads in the world).

7. The country has 8 airports, 5 of the paved surface.

8. In this country there are more than 401 km of railway tracks.

9. The name of the native tree of Lebanon – Cedar is mentioned 75 times in the Old Testament.

10. There are over 100 banks in this country.

11. The Phoenicians who were the first to built the boat were residents of Lebanon.

12. The export market is based on the sale of jewelry.

13. Full name of the country – Lebanese Republic.

14. Political system – republic.

15. The average temperature is 13 ° C in January and 26 ° C in July.

16. In 1990, Elias Corey received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.


Geography in Lebanon

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1. It is the only country in Asia that does not have a desert.

2. The country is 30 times smaller than Poland.

3. Lebanon borders with such countries as: Israel 79 km, Syria 375 km.

4. The longest river is Litani, 146 km.

5. The highest peak is Kurnat as-Sauda 3083 m above sea level.

6. There are 6,380 sq km of agricultural land in Lebanon (62% of the country).

7. Beqaa Kafra is the highest town in the country.

8. 1387 km2 of the country is covered by forests (13.6%)

90. The nearest capital in a straight line from Beirut is Damascus (Syria) – 87 km.

91. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Beirut is Nukuʻalofa (Tonga) – 16690 km.


Finance in Lebanon

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1. The minimum wage is 675,000 pounds per month, and 30,000 pounds per day (data from 2012).

2. The amount of income tax in Lebanon is 15%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 20%, and for companies 15% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 11% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 7.5%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 50 815,000,000 (PLN 217,488,200,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 51 840 000 000 (PLN 221 875 200 000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of year was 134.4% of GDP, which is about: $ 68 295 360 000 (PLN 292 304 140 800),
2018 year was 149% GDP, i.e. around: $ 77 241 600 000 (PLN 330 594 048 000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 18,532 (PLN 79,217).

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 31,590,000,000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 30 555 000 000 .

9. This country has 2018 over $43,000,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.42% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

10. Lebanon has 286800 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Lebanon

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1. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

2. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 100 km / h.

3. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 20%, and for companies 15% (2018).

5. The tax on goods and services is 11% (2018).

6. In this country you can vote from the age of 21.

7. In this country, “women” can get married at the age of 9–15, and “men” at the age of 13.

8. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last for 46 days.

9. The last death penalty was carried out in 2004.


Education in Lebanon

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 82.

4. There are 42 universities in Lebanon.

5. Over 70% of pupils are educated in private schools.

6. The first law school in the world was founded in Beirut.

7. In this country there are 6.1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 254 248 people).


Work in Lebanon

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1. The minimum wage is 675,000 pounds per month, and 30,000 pounds per day (data from 2012).

2. The amount of income tax in Lebanon is 15%.

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 6.3% .

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 20%, and for companies 15% (2018).

5. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last for 46 days.

6. The work week is 48 hours.


Best in Lebanon

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1. In Baalbeck there is the largest monolith in the world with dimensions of 21.5 x 4.8 x 4.2 m. It is estimated that it can weigh about 1, 170 tons.

2. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

3. The name Lebanon is the oldest name of the country in the world, it has not been changed for over 4,000 years.

4. The longest river is Litani, 146 km.

5. The highest peak is Kurnat as-Sauda 3083 m above sea level.

6. Beqaa Kafra is the highest town in the country.

7. The lowest temperature: 22.7 °C was measured in Yammoune.

8. The highest temperature: 44.8 °C was measured in Beirut.


Army in Lebanon

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 82 place,
2018 > year – 105 place.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – 130,000 professional and 280,000 reservists,
2018 year – 96,000 professional and 20 000 reservists.

3. Number of equipment:
2014 year – 318 tanks, 1600 > armored vehicles, 57 jet aircraft and 45 helicopters,
2018 year – 294 tanks, 3796 armored vehicles, 62 jet aircraft and 54 helicopters.

4. Army spending:
2014 year – $ 1,700,000,000 (PLN 7,276,000,000),
2018 year – $ 1,735,000,000 (PLN 7,425,800,000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 it numbered about 1000 ships, in 2018 it counts about < strong style = "color: green;"> 963 ships.


Society in Lebanon

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1. 7 Lebanese have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

2. In Lebanon, an average person consumes about 2.4 liters of pure alcohol per year.

3. The highest amount of spirits is consumed – 52.7%, followed by wine – 29%, beers – 18%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.3%.

4. In 2013, 630 people lost their lives as a result of road accidents.

5. 5% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 210,000 people).

6. The average IQ level is 82.

7. 27% of adults living in this country are overweight.

8. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.7 children.

9. In this country, over 3 336 000 (2015) 5 546 494 (2018) people have access to internet (approximately 93% of the population).

10. About 2,600,000 (2015) 3,600,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

11. The population density is 375 people / km2.

12. The main religion is Islam, 59.7%.

13. The average age of people living in this country is 29.4 years.

14. In this country there are around:
1,490,000 people (25.08%) in the age range 0-14 years.
4,060,000 people (68.35%) in the age range 15-64 years.
390 300 people (6.57%) older than 65 .

15. In this country, about 86,700 children are born each year (1.5% of the population), and about 29,000 people die (0.5% of the population).

16. 210 people in 1000 possess firearms.

17. 87% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

18. About 7 million Lebanese live in Brazil, almost 2 times more than in Lebanon itself.

19. In this country the average adult person smokes 204 cigarettes a month.

20. The average life expectancy in this country is 72 years (women – 74.2 years and men – 69.9 years).


Symbols of Lebanon

1. The national alcohol is anise.

2. The national tree is the Lebanese cedar.

3. Lebanon was known as “Switzerland of the East” because of its financial power.


History of Lebanon

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1. According to many sources, Jesus Christ in the area of ​​today’s Lebanon made the first miracle of changing water into wine.

2. The name Lebanon is the oldest name of the country in the world, it has not been changed for over 4,000 years.

3. There was an alphabet in the town of Byblos.

4. Independence from France was obtained on November 22, 1943.

5. In ancient times, Phenicia was located in Lebanon.

6. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.


Language in Lebanon

1. There was an alphabet in the town of Byblos.


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What is the highest peak in Lebanon?

The highest peak in Lesotho is Thabana Ntlenyana (3482 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Lebanon?

The largest river in Lesotho is Oranje.

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What Lebanon has national colors?

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What is national alcohol?

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Which countries borders Lebanon?

Lesotho borders with such countries as: South Africa 909 km.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 23.8 years.

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What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage amounts is 1,188 lot per month (date from 2014).

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What is the population density in Lebanon?

The population density is 62 people per km2.

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 39.4 ° C was measured in Maseru.

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -20.4 ° C was measured in Letseng-la-Draai.

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at age 18.

answer: Marta