About Lebanon / General Quick Facts
Population: Approximately 4.5 million
Area: 10.452 square kilometers
Monetary Unit: The Lebanese Lira
Flag: The Lebanese flag is divided into three wide horizontal stripes with red on top and bottom, and a wider white stripe in the middle. In the center of this stripe is a green cedar tree, the emblem of the country.
Beirut was destroyed and rebuilt 7 times (this is why it’s compared to the Phoenix).
Lebanon is the only Asian/African country that doesn’t have a desert.
Lebanon is one of the most populated countries in its archeological sites, in the world!
There are 15 rivers in Lebanon (all of them coming from its own mountains).
There’s 4.5 Million Lebanese in Lebanon. There’s around 10 Million Lebanese outside Lebanon!
People say that the cedars were planted by God’s own hands (This is why they’re called “The Cedars of God”, and this is why Lebanon is called “God’s Country on Earth.”
The first alphabet was created by Cadmus in Byblos (city in Lebanon).
The only temple of Jupiter (the main Greek god) is in Baalbeck, Lebanon (The City of the Sun).
Lebanon’s name has been around for 4.000 years non- stop (it’s the oldest country/ nation’s name in the world)!
Lebanon is the country that has the most books written about it.
The name LEBANON appears 75 times in the Old Testament!
Lebanon has been occupied by over 16 countries/civilizations: (Egyptians-Hittites-Assyrians – Babylonians- Persians- Alexander the greats Army- Romans -Byzantine- Arabian – Crusaders- Ottomans -Britain- France- Israel).
Among the oldest 10 cities in the history of mankind, 4 are lebanese (Byblos-Sidon-Tyre-Beirut)!