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Basic information

Latest news from Lebanon

History, politics, geography, economy and more

Lebanon: a country study
Detailed information from the US Library of Congress

CIA World Factbook - Lebanon

Nationmaster: Lebanon  
A compilation of facts and figures from many sources

Medea - Lebanon 
(European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation) 

BBC country profile - Lebanon

Maps of Lebanon

Local time

Local weather

Currency converter 
Lebanese pound (LBP)

Communications in Lebanon (Wikipedia)

National flag of Lebanon

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music (National Anthems Reference Page)

Languages of Lebanon
Ethnologue Database

Who's who in Lebanon

Historical and political texts relating to Lebanon

Lebanese proverbs


Constitutional background

Text of constitution

List of government ministers (CIA)

Heads of state and prime ministers
Historical list (ZPC database)

International Crisis Group 
Recent reports on Lebanon

The war of 2006 
Special page

Human rights reports  

Hariri assassination - special page


Lebanon timeline
A chronology of key events (from the BBC)

History of Lebanon (Wikipedia)


Lebanese newspapers  

Press freedom and censorship


US State Department
travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice 

Lonely Planet 
Online tourist guide to Lebanon

Electricity and phones (Steve Kropla)
Plugs, sockets, TV system, mobile roaming, etc.

Middle East Airlines
The national airline

Trans Mediterranean
(cargo only)


World Bank: Lebanon 
Comprehensive economic data

Lebanon's exports (Medea) 

Lebanon's imports (Medea)

Central Bank of Lebanon
(Banque du Liban)

Banks in Lebanon

Beirut Stock Exchange

Lebanon equities market  
Latest share prices (zawya.com)

Investment Development Authority

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Beirut

Association of Lebanese Industrialists

Oil, gas, and electricity
US Energy Information Administration

Water in Lebanon
Aquastat country profile

Summary of the programme in Lebanon

Green gold
Economics of cannabis growing in the Bekaa valley. The Guardian, 11 June, 2001

The revival of Lebanon's drug trade  
Ziad K. Abdelnour ( MEIB June 2001)


Central Administration for Statistics
(English, French, and Arabic)

Ministry of Agriculture

Ministry of Public Health

Ministry of Public Works

Ministry of the Environment

Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform

Lebanese embassy Washington


In the Lebanon section


Books from Amazon

Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon  
by Robert Fisk.
Purchase from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Lonely Planet Syria & Lebanon
by Terry Carter, et al.
Purchase from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

A House of Many Mansions: The History of Lebanon Reconsidered
by Kamal Salibi.
Purchase from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Bliss Street
a novel by Kris Kenway.
Purchase from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Hizbullah: The Story from Within
by Naim Qassem.
Purchase from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Hizbu'llah: Politics and Religion
by Amal Saad-Ghorayeb.
Purchase from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

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Last revised on 01 November, 2013