Lebanon , officially the Lebanese Republic , is a country in the East Mediterranean. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east, and Israel to the south. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has dictated its rich history, and shaped a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity. The earliest evidence of civilization in Lebanon dates back more than 7,000 years—predating recorded history. Lebanon was the home of the Phoenicians, a maritime culture that flourished for nearly 2,500 years . Following the collapse of the Ottoman...
|Founded:||November 26, 1941|
|Official language:||Arabic Language|
|Area:||4,015.5 sq. mi.|
|Form of government:||Republic, Parliamentary republic, Unitary state|
|Also known as:||Lübnan Cumhuriyeti, الجمهوريّة اللبنانيّة, République libanaise|