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Wednesday, 23 December 2015


Lebanon was the home of the Phoenicians and their kingdom, a sea-faring culture that spread across the Mediterranean from 1500 BC to 300 BC.

The Lebanon region was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire from 1516 to 1918.

Lebanon was devastated by civil war in the 1970s and 1980s. There was conflict between Sunnis and Shias, between Christians and Muslims, and the involvement of Israel, Syria and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

The Cedar Revolution Lebanon's March 14 Alliance got its name from this day on March 14, 2005. Over a million people took to the streets of Beirut to demand the end of Syrian occupation, which by then had lasted 29 years.

By Lefendi - Own work,Wikipedia Commons

Lebanon is the only Middle Eastern country without a desert.

About 60% of Lebanese people are Muslim and 39% are Christian.

The national symbol in Lebanon is the Cedar tree, because an abundance of them are found in the Lebanon Mountains.

In ancient times wood from the cedar of Lebanon was prized above all other woods. The warm, red wood is free of knots and has a fragrance, which is pleasant to humans, but repels insects, It was in every way an ideal wood for large buildings.

After Switzerland, the world’s largest per capita gold reserves are held by Lebanon.

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