Interesting Lebanon Facts

Lebanon is a coastal country located in Western Asia where it is bordered by Israel, Syria and the Mediterranean Sea. It spans across 10,452 km2 of land. It is estimated that the population of Lebanon is over 6,082,357.

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Lebanon Fact File: Continent: Asia * Country Name(s): Lebanon, Lebanese Republic * Location: Western Asia * Bordering: Israel, Syria and the Mediterranean Sea * Capital City: Beirut * Size: 10,452 km2 * Estimated Population: over 6,082,357 * Currency: Lebanese pound (LBP) * Language(s): Arabic * Country Code: +961

Interesting Lebanon Facts for Kids

Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Lebanon forms part of the continent of Asia, where it has a coastal position and is bordered by Israel, Syria and the Mediterranean Sea. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). Asia is the world's largest continent, spanning a total area of 43,820,000 km2. Asia has 48 countries, with some countries belonging to both Asia and Europe, and forms 29.5% of the world's landmass. Lebanon is a coastal country that spreads over a total area of approximately 10,452 km2. It is the smallest recognized country on mainland Asia.

Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this Asian country is somewhere in the region of 6,082,357 people. The majority of Lebanon's inhabitants reside in Beirut which is the country's most populous city. Lebanon has an average population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 405 people per sq km. The estimated population of Asia is approximately 4,393,296,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the largest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.

Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
Lebanon's capital city is called Beirut. The names of other major cities situated in this country are Tripoli, Sidon, Tyre, Nabatîyé et Tahta and Habboûch.

Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following information provides a guideline to the approximate border lengths of Lebanon:
Coastline 225 km, Israel 81 km, Syria 403 km.

Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
Lebanon has a Mediterranean climate defined by hot, dry summers and mild to cool, rainy winters. The geography of Lebanon comprises mainly of mountainous regions to the east and west, separated by El Beqaa, otherwise known as the fertile Bekaa Valley. The Lebanon Mountains and the Anti-Lebanon Mountains are the two major mountain ranges of this country. The coastline with the Mediterranean Sea is formed of a narrow coastal plain. The lowest point of Lebanon is the Mediterranean Sea at 0m, and the highest point of elevation is Qornet es Saouda at 3,088m.

Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Lebanon
Natural resources are materials and substances that can be found occurring naturally on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. An individual country's natural resources can depend on many factors including the climate, geography and location. Some countries, such as Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada, are rich with natural resources, where as others have practically none. Food, transport and construction are three of the primary uses of natural resources. For example, fish is a naturally occurring resource that can be caught for food consumption. Crude oils can be refined into different types of fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. Wood/timber from forests can be used to build homes and furniture. The natural resources of Lebanon include limestone, iron ore, salt, water-surplus state in a water-deficit region, and arable land suitable for growing crops.

Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
The official language of Lebanon is Arabic. French is also spoken widely throughout this country.

Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The main religion of Lebanon is Muslim at approximately 54% of the population. People belonging to the Islamic religion worship Allah. In the English language, the word Allah refers to God in Islam. Those belonging to the religion of Islam believe in one god. Most of Lebanon’s population are Muslim and follow the practices of Islam. Around 40% are Christian and 5% Druze. The rest of the population either belongs to other religions or no religion at all.

Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Lebanon
Each country across the world has its own unique culture, history and identity. Flags, emblems, symbols, colors, mottos, anthems and songs are used to symbolize the pride and individuality of a nation. These national symbols are forged through a nation's unique history and can represent both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, songs, mottos and colors reflect the past, present and future hopes of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can include a mixture of things that are symbolic to a nation such as wildlife, plants, geographical features, crops, tools of agriculture, and tools of war. The following facts and information provide a guide to some of the most important national symbols, songs and colors of Lebanon:

  • National symbol(s): cedar tree

  • National colors: red, white and green

  • National Anthem/Song: Kulluna lil-watan (Translation: All Of Us, For Our Country!)

  • National Holiday(s): Independence Day, 22 November (1943)

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