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Lebanese Republic
  • الجمهورية اللبنانية
  • Al-Jumhūrīyah Al-Libnānīyah
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
Other languagesFrench, English[1]
DemonymLebanese
GovernmentUnitaryconfessionalist
parliamentary republic[2]
 - PresidentMichel Suleiman
 - Prime MinisterNajib Mikati
 - Speaker of ParliamentNabih Berri
LegislatureChamber of Deputies
Establishment
 - Greater Lebanon1 September 1920 
 - Constitution23 May 1926 
 - Independence declared8 November 1943 
 - Independence recognized by France22 November 1943 
 - Withdrawal of French forces31 December 1946 
Area
 - Total10,452 km2 (166th)
4,036 sq mi
 - Water (%)1.8
Population
 - 2008 estimate4,822,000[3] (119th)
 - Density473/km2 (26th)
1,225/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
 - Total$61.444 billion[4] (83rd)
 - Per capita$15,522[4] (57th)
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
 - Total$39.039 billion[4] (80th)
 - Per capita$9,862[4] (63rd)
HDI (2013)Increase 0.745[5]
high ·72nd
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 that "Arabic is the official national language. A law determines the cases in which the French language is to be used."

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 26, 2012


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