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Alternate titles: Al-Jumhūriyyah al-Lubnāniyyah, Lubnān, Republic of Lebanon
Audio File: National anthem of Lebanon
Head Of Government:
Prime Minister: Najib Mikati
(2022 est.) 6,685,000
Head Of State:
President: vacant
Form Of Government:
unitary multiparty republic with one legislative house (National Assembly [1281])

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Lebanon, country located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It consists of a narrow strip of territory and is one of the world’s smaller sovereign states. The capital is Beirut. Though Lebanon, particularly its coastal region, was the site of some of the oldest human settlements in the world—the Phoenician ports of Tyre (modern Ṣūr), Sidon (Ṣaydā), and Byblos (Jubayl) were dominant centres of trade and culture in the 3rd millennium bce—it was not until 1920 that the contemporary state came into being. In that year France, which administered Lebanon as a League of Nations mandate, established the ...(100 of 17989 words)