The Republic of Lebanon is a small, largely mountainous country in the Middle East, located at the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon is bordered by ► Syria to the north and east and ► Israel to the south. Near Lebanon lies the island of ► Cyprus.
Le Liban est un pays du Proche-Orient, autrefois l'antique Phénicie. Le Liban est entouré de deux pays, la Syrie avec 376 km de frontière et Israël avec 79 km de frontière, et par la mer Méditerranée avec 240 km de côtes. Beyrouth est la capitale de la république libanaise. La langue officielle est l'arabe et la monnaie la livre libanaise.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Lebanon, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Lebanon.
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