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Lebanese Republic
الجمهورية اللبنانية

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Capital
and largest city
Beirut
33°54′N35°32′E / 33.900°N 35.533°E / 33.900; 35.533
Official languagesArabic
DemonymLebanese
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary
multi-confessionalistrepublic[1]
 - Acting PresidentTammam Salam
 - Prime MinisterTammam Salam
 - Speaker of the ParliamentNabih Berri
LegislatureParliament
Establishment
 - Greater Lebanon1 September 1920 
 - Constitution23 May 1926 
 - Independence declared8 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
 - 2014 estimate4,467,000 (119th)
 - Density473/km2 (27th)
1,500/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 - Total$81.122 billion[2] (88th)
 - Per capita$17,985[2] (56th)
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - Total$49.919 billion[2] (86th)
 - Per capita$11,067[2] (61st)
HDI (2013)Steady 0.774[3]
high ·61st
CurrencyLebanese pound (LBP)
Time zoneEET(UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Drives on theright[4]
Calling code+961[5]
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."

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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