Lebanon is a country most widely known for its ancient ruins, tasty food, friendly people and Hezbollah political party. I present some interesting facts and curiosities about Lebanon, an underrated country located in the Middle East. I had the opportunity to visit Lebanon twice, and I will definitely go again in the near future. See now 10 curiosities about Lebanon and learn a little more about the habits and customs of the country.
- The capital and its largest city is Beirut.
- Beirut is sometimes called Paris of the Middle East.
- The official language is Arabic.
- Independence was declared on November 22, 1943.
- Lebanon has 18 religious communities.
- The name “Lebanon” appears 70 times in the Old Testament text (the first part of the Christian Bible).
- There are 4.5 million Lebanese living in the country, but another 18 million are dispersed across the world.
- Lebanon was the first Arab country to have a Constitution.
- Lebanon has the largest gold reserves in the Middle East.
- There are 15 rivers in Lebanon.