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Jounieh Bay - Lebanon
Jounieh Bay - Lebanon

Jounieh Bay

Jounieh is a coastal city in Keserwan District, about 16 km (10 mi) north of Beirut.
Photo by N BarbarAgha

LEBANON

Middle East

LEBANON

Middle East

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Capital: Beirut

Location: Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Israel and Syria

Government: Lebanese Republic

Currency: Lebanese pounds (LBP)

Area: 10,400 sq km

Population: 5,261,372 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian

Religion: Muslim 61.1% (30.6% Sunni, 30.5% Shia, smaller percentages of Alawites and Ismailis), Christian 33.7% (Maronite Catholics are the largest Christian group), Druze 5.2%, very small numbers of Jews, Baha'is, Buddhists, and Hindus (2018 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+2

Tel Code: +961

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