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Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a narrow territory and one of the world’s smallest sovereign states. Its capital city is Beirut.
See the fact file below for more information on the Lebanon or alternatively, you can download our 19-page Lebanon worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
- In Western Asia, Lebanon lies between 33° and 35° N latitudes and 35° and 37° E longitudes. It straddles the “northwest of the Arabian plate”.
- Lebanon is surrounded by Syria to the north and east, Israel to the south, and the Mediterranean Sea to the west.
- Lebanon is divided into four distinct physiographic regions: the coastal plain, the mountain range of Lebanon, the Beqaa valley, and the mountains of Anti-Lebanon.
- One of the most famous features of the country’s scenery is the snow-capped Lebanon Mountains. The range rises steeply from the coast and forms a ridge of limestone and sandstone, cut by narrow and deep gorges.
- The Al-Biqā valley lies between the western Lebanon Mountains and the eastern Anti-Lebanon Mountains; its rich soils consist of alluvial deposits on either side of the mountains.
- The valley is approximately 110 miles long and 10 to 26 km wide.
- Lebanon boasts a mild Mediterranean climate. In coastal regions, winters are typically cool and rainy while the summers are hot and humid. Temperatures in higher areas usually drop below freezing in winter with heavy snow.
- Lebanon has a heterogeneous community consisting of various classes of race, faith and kinship. Ethnically, the Lebanese often have Phoenician, Greek, Armenian, and Arabic roots.
- Arabic is the official language, while smaller proportions of the population speak Armenian or Kurdish.
- French and English are also spoken in Lebanon. Syriac is used in some of the churches of the Maronites (Roman Catholics following an Eastern rite).
- Lebanon has acted as a sanctuary for oppressed groups of Christians and Muslims since the 7th century.
- As religion and government are profoundly and formally intertwined in Lebanon, the relative proportions of religious groups within the country are a highly sensitive question.
- Typically speaking, Shi’i Muslims and Sunni Muslims are the two main groups, each comprising more than one-fourth of the population. More than one-fifth of the population consists of Maronites, a Roman Catholic Eastern rite group that originated in the area.
- The Lebanese economy was characterized by a minimal degree of government interference in private business combined with an atmosphere free from income and benefit taxes.
- While imports far outstripped exports, the trade deficit was offset by elements such as tourism and remittances from labourers employed outside. Income generally grew and Lebanese goods found a place on the international market.
- The main crops grown in Al-Biqā are sugar beets, cereals, and vegetables. Poultry is a major source of agricultural production, as well as goats, pigs, and cattle.
- Lebanon’s leading industries include food production, cement, bricks, ceramics, timber, and wood products.
- Baalbek. This is an ethological city and a stunning tourist attraction located in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon, and includes precious paragons of Lebanese fortunes.
- Every year, the region holds the Baalbek International Festival, which is funded by international organizations and artists to work on the medieval city’s remains.
- Byblos. This is one of the world’s oldest cities that has continuously inhabited over the years. It is said to be the first town founded under the Phoenician dynasty, and is now a World Heritage Site.
- The Corniche. This is a popular boardwalk area that stretches for around 5 km and is situated along the shoreline of Beirut. The main boulevard of the town runs across this esplanade, and the famous Raouché rock that arches out into the remote sea provides a wonderful picnic spot for families, couples, and travelers.
- Tyre. Located in the country’s southern part, Tyre is a small town originally founded on stone base foundations that represent the old remains of a beautiful business center. It is an ancient Phoenician town and is known for its typical sites of ruins and Roman theaters.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Lebanon across 19 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Lebanon worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, which is a country located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a narrow territory and one of the world’s smallest sovereign states. Its capital city is Beirut.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Lebanon Facts
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