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The Lebanese Republic has 250km of coastline on the Eastern
Mediterranean; the slither of land, a world of hope.
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Countries neighbouring Lebanon are: Syria and Israel.
Lebanon gets its name from the mountains that rise from the
coastal plain, to the east of Beirut.
Qurnat as-Sawda', in the north of the Lebanon Mountains, is the
country's highest peak; at 3,083 metres above sea level.
The coast was colonised by the seafaring Phoenicians, in around 2500
BC, and Phoenicia became one of the richest and most important provinces of the Persian
empire; after the Persians conquered Nebuchadnezzar II's Babylonia; in 539 BC.
Lebanon's modern development as a country can be a attributed to the
cohesive polices of the French who arrived in 1920.
The French went along with the Maronite's beliefs in Mount Lebanon,
and established the Lebanese Republic in 1926.
Lebanon gained full independence when the last French troops withdrew
On April 26th, 2005 Syria officially pulled the last of their troops
out of Lebanon.
Map of Lebanon:
Leads you to more information about the cites in this treasure of a country, crowned in
The cedar tree is the emblem of Lebanon, and not far from Beirut are
some 400 of them, believed to be over 1,500 years old.
The Daily Star is your online news source about Lebanon. Includes Lebanese abroad.
Weather in the Middle East:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around the Middle East.
Fashionable and trendy, Beirut is the cultural
epicentre of Lebanon;
bustling with life and oozing with charisma.
Life has returned to downtown Beirut. The former 'Pearl of the Middle East' is once again
an exquisite experience; a bewildering composition of cultures and faiths, perched on a
breathtaking sweep of Mediterranean coastline.
Accommodation in Beirut
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The Romans built up Baalbeck, once Pompey the Great took control
of the area, in 64 BC.
The temple ruins that can be seen today show the significance of the
region within the Roman Empire.
Tripoli is a very rich city in historical monuments and proud of
its traditions; one of the places that you must consider visiting on your next trip to
Tripoli is a prosperous business and tourist centre with many new hotels built inside and
on the outskirts of the city.
View a graphical weather forecast for the week ahead in Tripoli.
Visit Lebanon in summer to discover it's beaches and
sites... but also visit Lebanon in winter, to ski and experience its beautiful white
The Lebanese Ministry of Tourism.
Choose your views from these extensive contact sheets. (Summer 1995 and Spring 1996).
Ski Faraya Mzaar:
The ski resort is situated just above the village of Ouyoune El Simane, in the Kfardebian
area of Mount Lebanon. The area's three connected skiing domains boast more than 80
kilometres of ski runs.
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