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Lebanese Republic
الجمهورية اللبنانية
al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah
FlagCoat of arms
Anthem: 
Capital
and largest city
Beirut
33°54′N35°32′E / 33.900°N 35.533°E / 33.900; 35.533
Official languagesArabic
Spoken languages
DemonymLebanese
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary
multi-confessionalistrepublic[1]
 • PresidentTammam Salam jointly with the Council of Ministers (Acting)[nb 1]
 • Prime MinisterTammam Salam
 • Speaker of the ParliamentNabih Berri
LegislatureParliament
Establishment
 • Greater Lebanon1 September 1920 
 • Constitution23 May 1926 
 • Independence declared22 November 1943 
 • Independence (Joined UN / French Mandate ended)24 October 1945 
 • Withdrawal of French forces31 December 1946 
Area
 • Total10,452 km2 (166th)
4,036 sq mi
 • Water (%)1.8
Population
 • 2015 estimate6,184,701[2][3] (112th)
 • Density560/km2 (21st)
1,450/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 • Total$81.122 billion[4] (88th)
 • Per capita$17,986[2][4] (80th)
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 • Total$49.919 billion[4] (86th)
 • Per capita$11,068[2][4] (71st)
HDI (2014)Increase 0.769[5]
high ·67th
CurrencyLebanese pound (LBP)
Time zoneEET(UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Drives on theright[6]
Calling code+961[7]
ISO 3166 codeLB
Internet TLD.lb
a.Article 11 of the Constitution of Lebanon states: "Arabic is the official national language. A law determines the cases in which the French language is to be used." See: French language in Lebanon

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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