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Water surface: 170 km².
Population density: 359 inhabitants per kmē.
Border: 454 km. To Israel 79 km; Syria 375 km.
Coastline: 225 km.
Highest point: Qurnat as-Sawda 3,088 m
Arable land: 17.6%
Lebanon is one of the smallest countries of the Middle East, and the change in nature is not connected to geographical distances, but altitudes. Lebanon is historically defined from the mountains, which have provided for protection for the local population.
While some areas can be arid, the valleys between the mountains are green.
Most of the population live along the coast, living primarily of fishing, agriculture and trade.


  • Orontes River
    65 km. It continues into Syria and Turkey, a total of 400 km.
  • Litani River
    145 km.


  • Lebanon Mountains
  • Anti-Lebanon Mountains


  • Bekaa Valley

  • By Tore Kjeilen