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  • Beirut (2,100,000)
  • Bint Jbeil (40,000)
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Two Lebanese women weep as they visit the grave of Lebanon's slain former prime minister Rafik Hariri in Beirut

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Ancient Roman Temple to Bacchus in Baalbek, 
near Hezbollah Training Camps

Demographics
  • Population: 3,874,050
  • Life Expectancy: 72.88 years
  • Literacy: 87.4%
  • Median Age: 27.8 years
  • Suffrage: 21 years - universal to educated
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Geographics
  • Land Size: about 0.7 times the size of Connecticut
  • Total: 10,400 sq km
  • Water: 170 sq km
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Government
  • the three top government positions should be distributed as follows: the president of the republic should be a Maronite; the prime minister, a Sunni Muslim; and the speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, a Shia Muslim. The ratio of deputies was to be six Christians to five Muslims.
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History
  • Approximately 100,000 Lebanese (mostly Christian, some Muslims), flee famine and religious tensions, settle in Argentina: 1904 - 1914
  • General Gouraud proclaimed the establishment of Greater Lebanon with current boundaries September 1, 1920
  • First Lebanese Constitution May 23, 1926
  • French high commissioner suspends Constitution September 1939
  • Bishara al Khuri elected president September 21, 1943
  • Chamber of Deputies amends Constitution, Abolishing French Mandate over Lebanon November 8, 1943
  • National Pact or National Covenant (al Mithaq al Watani), approved between the two most prominent Christian and Muslim leaders, Khuri and Sulh. 1943
  • Lebanon became a member of the League of Arab States (Arab League) on March 22, 1945
  • French troops withdraw, with signing Franco-Lebanese Treaty, December 31, 1946.
  • Lebanon's first president after independence was Bishara al Khuri, elected in 1943 for a six-year term; reelected in 1949 for a second term, he became increasingly imperial in his actions.
  • Syrian forces enter Lebanese soil, in Beirut (1976)
  • Syrian army massacres Palestinians in Tel al Zaatar camps in Lebanon (1976)
  • Lebanon Massacre of 1982
  • Lebanon and Syria completely destroy opium crop in Bekaa Valley 1992
  • Israel withdraws military forces from Lebanon 2000
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  • Arabic
  • French
  • English
  • Armenian
  • Literacy: 87.4% 
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