Flag of the Week: Lebanon

Flag of the Week: Lebanon
Lebanon

A small country located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.

Symbols on the Flag
[image of Lebanese flag]
The Lebanese flag features a cedar tree which is the country's symbol and represents eternity, steadiness, happiness, and prosperity.

Fast Facts
Area: 4,036 mi2
Population: (2021 est.) 7,660,000 Capital: Beirut
Language: Arabic
Religion: None
Currency: Lebanese pound

Geography
[image of Roman ruins in the town of Tyre, Lebanon]
The coastal region of Lebanon is home to some of the oldest human settlements in the world. The town of Tyre in southern Lebanon was a Phoenician seaport established in 2000 BCE!

Famous Figures
[image of Prime Minister Najib Mikati]
Najib Mikati is Lebanon's three-time head of government (prime minister), most recently elected in 2021.

[image of Kahlil Gibran]
Kahlil Gibran is a famous philosophical Lebanese writer who is most famous for his 1923 fable collection "The Prophet".

Food + Culture
[image of kibbeh on plate]
Kibbeh is the Lebanese national dish, and consists of a paste of lamb meat and soaked bulger wheat.

[image of arms linked]
Because Lebanon is so multicultural, its inhabitants speak a local dialect that is a mixture of French, Arabic, and English.

Source: Britannica Encyclopedia
Lebanon
A small country located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
Symbols on the Flag
[image of Lebanese flag]
The Lebanese flag features a cedar tree which is the country’s symbol and represents eternity, steadiness, happiness, and prosperity.
Fast Facts
Area: 4,036 mi2
Population: (2021 est.) 7,660,000 Capital: Beirut
Language: Arabic
Religion: None
Currency: Lebanese pound
Geography
[image of Roman ruins in the town of Tyre, Lebanon]
The coastal region of Lebanon is home to some of the oldest human settlements in the world. The town of Tyre in southern Lebanon was a Phoenician seaport established in 2000 BCE!
Famous Figures
[image of Prime Minister Najib Mikati]
Najib Mikati is Lebanon’s three-time head of government (prime minister), most recently elected in 2021.
Kahlil Gibran is a famous philosophical Lebanese writer who is most famous for his 1923 fable collection “The Prophet”.
Food + Culture
Kibbeh is the Lebanese national dish, and consists of a paste of lamb meat and soaked bulger wheat.

Because Lebanon is so multicultural, its inhabitants speak a local dialect that is a mixture of French, Arabic, and English.
Source: Britannica Encyclopedia