Lebanon flag information
Description flag of Lebanon
three horizontal bands consisting of red (top), white (middle, double width), and red (bottom) with a green cedar tree centered in the white band
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Official country name
Al Jumhuriyah al Lubnaniyah (long)
Lebanese (singular and plural) (noun) Lubnan (adjective)
Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian
3,971,941 ranked 128, (data 2008)
Nahr el Litani is the only major river in Near East not crossing an international boundary; rugged terrain historically helped isolate, protect, and develop numerous factional groups based on religion, clan, and ethnicity. The lowest point is Mediterranean Sea 0 m.
Coastline 225 km.
454km, Israel 79 km, Syria 375 km.
8 governorates (mohafazat, singular - mohafazah); Aakar, Baalbek-Hermel, Beqaa, Beyrouth, Liban-Nord, Liban-Sud, Mont-Liban, Nabatiye
22 November 1943 (from League of Nations mandate under French administration)