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Beirut
republic
10400 km2
3971941 (July 2008 est.) / 381/km2
Lebanese Pound (LBP) currency converter
$ 11300 (2007 est.)
0.772 (2005)
Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian
Muslim 59.7% (Shi'a, Sunni, Druze, Isma'ilite, Alawite or Nusayri), Christian 39% (Maronite Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic, Armenian Orthodox, Syrian Catholic, Armenian Catholic, Syrian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Chaldean, Assyrian, Copt, Protestant), other 1.3% note: 17 religious sects recognized
Mediterranean; mild to cool, wet winters with hot, dry summers; Lebanon mountains experience heavy winter snows
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