As contradictory and challenging as it is charming, this diminutive Mediterranean nation stands with one bejewelled slipper in the Arab world and one Manolo Blahnik planted firmly in the West.

About Lebanon

LLebanon, officially the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south.

General Facts

Capital : Beirut
Prime minister : Tammam Salam
Population : 4.467 million (2013)
Currency : Lebanese pound
Official language  : Arabic