origin or the name is Semitic,
Laban, which means white, the colour of its mountain peaks in winter.
Lebanon is mentioned many times in the Bible.
When a great person dies, it is often said a Cedar of Lebanon has fallen.
Area: 10452km2 Border: total 570km (shore line 220km)
Mount Lebanon: length: 180 km,
width: 45km in the north, and 20km in the south, area: 4000km2,
highest peak: Qurnat as-Saouda 3083m
It forms the Syrian, Lebanese border .
length: 170km, highest peak : Mount Harmon 2814m
Biqaa valley (plain): length: 135km Width: 20km in the north, and 5km in the
south altitude: Average 900m area: about 1/3 the area of Lebanon
Litani river: the longest river. 160km
Cedar forests: 2000 hectare
boasts 6 skiing resorts stretching across 20 ski slopes,
accomodating in the region of 19 000 skiers
holiday – Independence Day, November 22 (1943)
The Legal system is a mixture of Ottoman law, Canon law, Napoleonic code,
and civil laws
HOLIDAYS IN LEBANON
marked with + vary each year)
New Year’s Day Jan 1
El Fitr +
Maroun’s Day Feb. 9
El Adha +
Friday (Catholic) +
Easter Sunday (Orthodox) +
Hejira (Muslim New Year)+
Labour Day May 1
Martyr’s Day May 6
Resistance and Liberation Day May 25
Assumption of the Virgin Aug. 15
All Saints’ Day Nov. 1
Independence Day Nov. 22
Christmas Dec. 25
Birthday of the Prophet +
THE SUN SHINES ABOUT 295 DAYS PER YEAR.
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