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Lebanon


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Lebanese Republic
Al Jumhuriyah al Lubnaniyah

Capital: Beirut

Lebanon is located in the Middle East along the eastern
shores of the Mediterranean Sea bordered by Israel on
the south and Syria on the northeast.

Lebanon Flag

Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian

 

Climate

The climate is mediterranean with wet winters and hot
dry summers; Lebanon mountains experience heavy winter snows

Land

Lebanon is mostly a mountainous country separated by the fertile Bekaa Valley . The Lebanon Mountain are central and west, while the Anit-Lebanon Mountains stretch across its eastern border with Syria. A narrow coastal strip of land fronts the Mediterranean


Mountains in Lebanon

Lebanon’s forests of cedar trees were famed in antiquity, but intensive logging over the centuries has reduced the forests to a fraction of their former size.

The Lebanon Mountains are known for cedar trees, but only a few and small areas still stand. More common are oak and pine. Originally, cedars forests dominated all parts of the mountains.

Music

Dabke is the national dance of Lebanon.

 

Stories

The Prince and the Princess
(A Lebanese Folk Tale)

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Your name in Arabic Script

Costumes of the Levant
Examples of the traditional dress of men and women in Syria and Lebanon.

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