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Last update : 13 February 2019


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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

1. Independence from France was obtained on November 22, 1943.
2. The population density is 375 people / km2.
3. The country is 30 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Islam, 59.7%.
5. The longest river is Litani, 146 km.
6. The full name of the country – Lebanon.
7. In ancient times, Phenicia was located in Lebanon.
8. Political system – republic.
9. The highest peak is Kurnat as-Sauda 3083 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January 13 °C, in July 26 °C.
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11. Lebanon was known as “Switzerland of the East” because of its financial power.

12. Beirut’s capital was called “Paris of the Middle East” because it was a city rich in culture and attracted many tourists from around the world.

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

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

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

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

17. Beirut was called “Phoenix” because it was demolished seven times and rebuilt again.

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

19. There are over 100 banks in this country.

20. The Felician who were the first to build a boat were inhabitants of Lebanon.

Author: Paulina

21. There are 42 universities in Lebanon.

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

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

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

Author: Paulina

25. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 82 place,
      – 2018 year – 105 place.

26. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 130,000 professional and 280,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 96,000 professional and 20,000 reservists.

27. 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.

Author: Wojak

28. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $1,700,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $1,735,000,000 .

29. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 the year it was about 1000 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 963 ships.

Author: Wojak

30. 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.

Author: Lena

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

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

33. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 6.3% .

Author: Daria

34. 7 Lebanese have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

35. The richest of them is Najib Mikati with assets worth over $3.3 billion.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

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

37. The national alcohol is anise.

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

Author: AlkoWorld

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

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

41. The average IQ level is 82.

Author: EduKacJa

42. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Author: Adrianna

43. The national tree is the Lebanese cedar.

Author: Alma

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

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

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

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

48. In this country over 1 680 000 motor vehicles are registered (403 vehicles per 1 000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

49. 5% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 210,000 people).

Author: Durga

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

Author: Marlène

51. In this country there are 8 airports, 5 of the paved surface.

52. In this country there are over 401 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

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

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

Author: NET

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

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

Author: http

57. 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).

Author: Vinamra

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

Author: Vinamra

59. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $50 815 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $51 840 000 000 .

60. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 134.4% GDP, or around: $68 295 360 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 149% GDP, or around: $77 241 600 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $18,532.

Author: Komornik

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

Author: Komornik

62. 27% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

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

Author: VViki

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

Author: Firina

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

Author: Reebeka

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

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

Author: weather

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

Author: medi

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

Author: Wilga

70. In 1990, Elias Corey received the Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Author: redsun

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

72. 10 women give birth to 17 children on average

Author: Nadia

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

74. The country is 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%) over 65 years old.

75. 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).

Author: Sara19

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

Author: Teneryf

77. There are 10 known terrorist organizations in Lebanon.

Author: Luiza

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

79. 210 people in 1000 possess firearms.

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

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

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

83. The work week is 48 hours.

Author: Statyk

84. 87% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

85. 1387 km2 of the country is covered by forests (13.6%)

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

Author: Statyk

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

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

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

Author: Fan%

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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.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Lebanon?
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What is the national dish?
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What Lebanon has national colors?
we’re waiting for a response …

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
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answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Lebanon?
Lesotho borders with such countries as: South Africa 909 km.

answer: Marta

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

answer: Marta

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

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Lebanon?
The population density is 62 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Peace, Rain, Prosperity”.

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 39.4 ° C was measured in Maseru.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -20.4 ° C was measured in Letseng-la-Draai.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at age 18.

answer: Marta