The word ‘Lebanon’ comes from the term ‘Canaanite’. The early history of this region goes way back to the 10,000 BC. When people started coming and got settled here. Assyrians were probably the first and then thePersians came and ruled over this region. It also became a part of Syria. Umayyads were the first Muslim Dynasty to come and ruled over this country. Then the Fatimid dynasty and the Mamluks ruled over this country. The great Ottoman Empire had created a soloadministrative government in Lebanon. During the 20th century Lebanon came totally under the French rule. During the WWII, this nation had become a fully grown and independent state. But the Civil war of 1975 had affected the entire growth of Lebanon. For the past 510 years, Lebanon also got disturbed by the evergoing IsraelPalestine war.
Currency: Lebanese lira
Official language: Arabic Language
Colleges and Universities: American University of Beirut
Though Lebanon got independence from the French government in the year 1941, it was recognized from 1943.
Situated towards the Western Asia and having a long 226km coastline, Lebanon is bordered by nations like Syria and Israel. Qornet el sawda is the highest point of this country. The Mediterrenean climate is extremely good for traveling and the summers are not very humid and hot. The tourists who come to this country always love the beautiful weather. Lebanon also gifted with some of the best forests and high peaks of this part of the world.
Lebanon is worldly famous for its various commercial networks and high skilled labours. Opulence of water and good quality soil has made this country rich in its agricultural resources. Infact Lebanon has the maximum proportion of cultivable territory in the whole middle east of Asia. Major produces of this country are apples, peaches, lemons and oranges. Lack of good quality raw material has been an obstacle for industrial growth of this nation. But various small scale industry and such other businesses are the lifelines of the economic growth of this country. Tourism industry earns lots of benefits for the Lebanese government. Inspite of the civil wars, Lebanon has an overall infrastructural development over the years.
The versatility of religion and caste is a unique thing to witness while traveling in this country. Here you would get to see people belong to different religion such as Christian, Muslim along with Armenian, Syrian Catholic, Syrian Orthodox, Roman Catholic etc. People belong to the Druze religion can also be seen here. Even in countries like Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Canada, Spain, Mexico or in Venezuela, one gets to see a huge number of Lebanese. Thus this nation has unique demographics that is a combination of various people from Asia, Europe and even south America.
As we have already discussed that Lebanon consists of a varied range of people from different caste and religion, here you would be seeing blend of mixed culture and traditions that starts from the Muslims, Greeks, Persian, Ottoman, Assyrian to several other cultures all around the world. When you are in Lebanon, you will never be short of entertainment and festivals. Lebanon has a long history ofmusic, culture, arts and architecture. Lebanese society is modern and most of the people are welleducated and wellcultured. Cuisines of Lebanon are another thing that will make you come to this country again and again. So when you will be coming here, you will be greeted by some fabulous music and dishes along with buzzing festivals like Byblos International Festival and Beiteddine Festival.
Even after the end of the civil war in this country, the political scenario of Lebanon has always been busy by the evergoing political crisis in countries like Israel and Palestine. Thus the politics and the decisions of the Lebanese government rotate on the basis of the political condition in these countries. Even after the 9/11 incident, he political condition of Lebanon has degraded.
The approximate population of Lebanon is almost 4,250,458.
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