3, 2019) — Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, and its metropolitan area with a population of 2.2 million, is pictured on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea as the International Space Station orbited 252 miles above the Middle East.Dec 9, 2019
|Beirut بيروت Beyrouth|
|• Capital city and Municipality||19.8 km2 (7.6 sq mi)|
|• Metro||67 km2 (26 sq mi)|
|• Capital city and Municipality||c. 361,366|
|Rank||Name Of City||Population|
”Lebanon,” known in Latin as Mons Libanus, was the name of a mountain. The Hebrew word ”laban” means white. Because the mountain was covered with snow, and because its soil had a light coloration, the ancient Phoenicians and other nomadic tribes called the mountain ”Lebanon” – ”the white mountain.
Singapore became the regional capital in 1836. Prior to Raffles’ arrival, there were only about a thousand people living on the island, mostly indigenous Malays along with a handful of Chinese.
Beirut, Arabic Bayrūt, French Beyrouth, capital, chief port, and largest city of Lebanon. It is located on the Mediterranean coast at the foot of the Lebanon Mountains. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.Nov 12, 2021
|Official name||State of Israel||Lebanese Republic|
|Government||Parliamentary republic||Parliamentary Multi-confessionalist Republic|
Lebanese people, regardless of the region or religion, tend to be predominantly of indigenous Levantine descent rather than peninsula Arab ancestrally. Recent studies show that the majority of the Lebanese people’s genetic makeup today is shared with that of ancient Canaanite peoples native to the area.
Lebanon is divided into 8 Governorates; Akkar, Baalbeck-Hermel, Beirut, Bekaa, Mount Lebanon, North Lebanon, Nabatiyeh, and South Lebanon. The Governorate (Muhafazah) is considered an administrative division of the country. It is generally divided into Districts (Qada’a).
|Official Name||Lebanese Republic|
|Subregion||Western AsiaThe Middle East|
|Shihab dynasty الشهابيون|
|Founded||1697 (Mount Lebanon)|
|Founder||Bashir I Haydar I|
|Final ruler||Bashir III|
|Titles||Emir of Wadi al-Taym Emir of Mount Lebanon|
With nearly 5,000 years of history, Lebanon is one of the world’s oldest countries.
Etymology. The name Lebanon (“Lubnan” in standard Arabic; “Lebnan” or “Lebnèn” in local dialect) is derived from the Semitic root “LBN”, which is linked to several closely-related meanings in various languages, such as white and milk. This is regarded as reference to the snow-capped Mount Lebanon.
Yes, Israel does not generally ban any nationals from entering, even if it is stated in the passport that it is not valid for Israel. You would require a visa, which has to be applied for at an Israeli embassy.
|Lebanese Republic الجمهورية اللبنانية (Arabic) Al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah|
|Head of State|
|Appointer||Elected by Parliament|
Normally you can enter Israel with a stamp from any Middle Eastern country including Iran and Lebanon, you will may be more questioned, but you cannot enter Lebanon with an Israeli stamp valid cancelled or expired.
Reconsider travel to Lebanon due to crime, terrorism, armed conflict, civil unrest, kidnapping and Embassy Beirut’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
The Middle Eastern country of Lebanon is located in the western portion of the continent of Asia. Officially known as the Lebanese Republic, this sovereign state is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Syria, Cyprus, and Israel.
At the crossroads of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Europe, Lebanon has an exceptionally rich archaeological heritage. … National Museum of Beirut The country’s major archaeological museum is a must-see. Tyre Extensive Roman-era ruins are a highlight of this southern city.
|Lebanese Republic ٱلْجُمْهُورِيَّةُ ٱللُّبْنَانِيَّةُ (Arabic) al-jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah République libanaise (French)|
|Location of Lebanon (in green)|
|Capital and largest city||Beirut 33°54′N 35°32′E|
Muslim control of Lebanon was reestablished in the late 13th century under the Mamluk sultans of Egypt. Lebanon was later contested between Muslim rulers until the Turkish Ottoman Empire solidified authority over the eastern Mediterranean.
Arabic is the official language of Lebanon, but English and French are widely used. Most Lebanese speak French – a legacy of France’s colonial rule – and the younger generation gravitates towards English.Jun 24, 2010
beirut explosion cause
beirut explosion today