Presentation on theme: "Lebanon Tamader al shamlan Mr. Sweeney 8b. Where is Lebanon located Lebanon is located in south west Asia. Exactly in the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean."— Presentation transcript:
Where is Lebanon located Lebanon is located in south west Asia. Exactly in the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Israel and Syria
Geographic Features of Lebanon Natural resources: limestone, iron ore, salt, water-surplus state in a water-deficit region, arable land. Rivers: Nahr el Litani is the only major river in Lebanon. Physical Features: Lebanon Mountains (3,087 m), Litani river, El Beqaa plateau
Climate of Lebanon (specifically Beirut) Climate: Mediterranean; mild to cool, wet winters with hot, dry summers; Lebanon mountains experience heavy winter snows
Environment of (your country) What survives is a wild Mediterranean vegetation of brush and low trees, mostly oaks, pines, cypresses and firs. bears are occasionally seen in the mountains. Among the smaller animals, deer, wildcats, hedgehogs, squirrels, martens, dormice, and hares are found.
History of (your country) Greater Lebanon independenc e Civil war Civil war declared Death of prim minister 1920s1940s 1975–1976 1985 1990 200020052006 France, granted the mandate for Lebanon and Syria by the League of Nations, forms the State of Greater Lebanon. Lebanon proclaimed independence from France on Nov. 26, 1941 Leban on erupts in civil war betwee n, Christ ian, Musli ms, Palesti nians Israel withdr aws from most of Lebano n, and establis hes a buffer zone in the south. The civil war is declare d over on Oct. 13. With Syrian help the Lebane se govern ment reestab lishes control over much of the country. Israel withdraws from buffer zone. Rafikk hariri got killed on September first Hezbollah, under the leadership of Sheik Hassan Nasrallah
Customs and Traditions National holiday: Independence Day, 22 November (1943) National holiday: They celebrate eid, Christmas etc, because the country is open to all religions and traditions
Government Government type: republic Government type: Lebanon has a constitution, executive and legislative branch. Political parties and judicial branch.
Economy of Lebanon GDP (purchasing power parity): $21.45 billion (2006 est.) Population below poverty line: 28% Currency Lebanese pound (LBP) Fiscal year calendar year Trade organizations GCC, WTO, GAFTA, EFTA pound GCC WTOGAFTAEFTA
Tourism in (your country) Lebanon is a beautiful country with lots of tourism, and sights to enjoy. Pigeon rock Skiing in the mountains St. George Maronite Cathedral
Physical, social, political, economy Lebanon has many sites to see which makes tourist enjoy their time there. It has many high mountains and beaches. It also has hot weather and a Mediterranean climate. Lebanon's government is a Republic. And they have a constitution which makes them more organized.