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Republic of Lebanon
الجمهورية اللبنانية
Al-Jumhūrīyah Al-Lubnānīyah (Arabic)
République libanaise (French)
Flag Coat of arms
Anthem: النشيد الوطني اللبناني
Lebanese National Anthem
Patron Saint(s): Our Lady of Lebanon
CapitalBeirut
Official language(s) Arabic, French (conditional)
Demonym Lebanese
Government Confessionalist, Parliamentary democracy
 -  Prime Minister Fouad Siniora
 -  Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri
Independence from France 
 -  Water (%) 1.6
Population
 -  2008 estimate 4,196,453 
 -  Density 401/km2 (25)
1,038.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2007 estimate
 -  Total 24,640,000,000 
 -  Per capita 6,569 
GDP (nominal) 2007 estimate
 -  Total 24,640,000,000 
 -  Per capita 6,569 
Currency Lebanese pound (LBP)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 -  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Internet TLD .lb
Calling code 961


Lebanon (Arabic: لبنان, Lubnān; French: Liban), officially the Republic of Lebanon (Arabic: اَلْجُمْهُورِيَّة اَللُّبْنَانِيَّة, al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah; French: République libanaise) is a country in the Middle East along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, that is bordered by Syria to the north and east, and Israel to the south.

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