Ten fun facts about Lebanon


Fact 1
Lebanon used to be known as the “Switzerland of the East” due to the diversity and financial power that it enjoyed.

Fact 2
The capital city Beirut, used to be called the “Paris of the Middle East’ because it was at one time a thriving city with a rich culture and attracted tourists from all over the world. When the war was over, extensive efforts were made to redevelop the national infrastructure and the failing economy.

Fact 3
It is widely believed that Jesus Christ performed his first miracle here.


Fact 4
The country’s name is known to be the oldest in the world and has remained unchanged for over 4000 years.

Fact 5
Byblos is the world’s oldest, continuously occupied city and the first alphabet was also created here.

Fact 6
The world’s first ever law school was founded in the city of Beirut in Lebanon.

Fact 7
The cedar which is a native tree of Lebanon is mentioned 75 times in the Old Testament.

Fact 8
Beirut was destroyed and built from scratch seven times and is known as the “Phoenix”.

Fact 9
It is the one and only Asian country that has absolutely no desert.

Fact 10
The first ever people to build a boat and set sail in it were the Phoenicians who were the original occupants of Lebanon.


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Short about Lebanon
Is a country located in the East Mediterranean and officially known as the Lebanese Republic.


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Population
4,966,000

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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