Republic of Lebanon
National name: Al-Joumhouriya al-Lubnaniya
Government: Republic
Geography: Lebanon lies at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea north of Israel and west of Syria. The Lebanon Mountains, which parallel the coast on the west, cover most of the country, while on the eastern border is the Anti-Lebanon range. Between the two lies the Bekaa Valley, the principal agricultural area.
Area: 4,015 sq mi (10,400 sq km)
Population (2003 est.): 3,727,703 (growth rate: 1.3%); birth rate: 19.7/1000; infant mortality rate: 26.4/1000; density per sq mi: 928
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Beirut, 1,916,100 (metro. area), 1,171,000 (city proper)
Other large cities: Tripoli, 212,900; Sidon, 149,000
Monetary unit: Lebanese pound
Languages: Arabic (official), French, English
Ethnicity/race: Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1%
Religions: Islam 70%, Christian 30% (17 recognized sects), Judaism negl. (1 sect)
Agriculture: citrus, grapes, tomatoes, apples, vegetables, potatoes, olives, tobacco; sheep, goats.
Industries: banking; food processing; jewelry; cement; textiles; mineral and chemical products; wood and furniture products; oil refining; metal fabricating.
Natural resources: limestone, iron ore, salt, water-surplus state in a water-deficit region, arable land.


Political Sites

Lebanon Home Page
Lebanese Parliament
Investment Development Authority of Lebanon
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Displaced
Ministry of Economy and Trade
Ministry of Emigrants
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Post and Telecommunication
Ministry of Public Health
Ministry of Public Works
Ministry of Tourism
Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform
Directorate of Youth and Sports
Lebanese Armed Forces
Central Administration for Statistics
Civil Service Board
Central Inspection Board
National Council for Scientific Research
Council of Development and Reconstruction
Bank of Lebanon
Court of Audit
Constitutional Council
City of Saida
Embassy of Lebanon in Ottawa, Canada
Embassy of Lebanon in Washington, United States of America
Lebanese Forces
National Liberal Party
Lebanese Democratic Movement


As-Safir (Daily)
Al-Anwar (Daily)
An-Nahar (Daily)
Daily Star (Daily)
Addustour Newspaper
Al Ra'i Newspaper
World News (Online Arabic)
Al Ayyam Newspaper
Arab and International News
(Online Arabic)
Arabic Media Internet Network (AMIN) (Online Arabic-English)
MSANews (Online English)
The Washington Report on Middle East affairs (Online English)
Arabic News and Media (list of middle eastern newspapers and magazines)

Background Information

Cedrus libani - Cedar of Lebanon
Lebanese Philatelic Archives
Lebanon on Arab.Net
About Lebanon
About Lebanon from IncoNet/NetHopper
Lebanon from RHDC
Information about Lebanon
Lebanon Faq
Maps of the Middle East
Lebanon Entry in the CIA World Factbook 1995
Lebanon Entry in the MCC Workbook
Lebanon Entry in the Encyclopaedia Arabica
Lebanon Entry in the World Atlas
Lebanon Entry in the Encyclopaedia of the Orient
Lebanon Entry in the World Travel Guide
Lebanon Entry in the World Country Guide
Lebanon Entry in the Ethnologue Database
Lebanon on Arab World
Lebanon on Planet Profiles
Lebanon on MSANews Feature - Kaleidoscope


Lebanese Academic and Research Network
Université Libanaise
Université Libanaise: Chaire UNESCO pour l'information et la documentation
American University of Beirut (Mirror Site)
Notre Dame University
Université Saint-Joseph
Beirut Arab University
Université Balamand
Université du Saint-Esprit (Kaslik)
Institut Pédagogique National pour l'Enseignement Technique
Ecoles Techniques Supérieures au Liban (liste)


The Official Website of the Prime Minister, Mr. Rafic Hariri
Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
Lebanese Parliament Profiles
Foreign Embassies in Lebanon
Public Services and Government Phone Numbers
Investment Development Authority of Lebanon
Banque du Liban - Central Bank of Lebanon
Ministry of Economy and Trade
Ministry of Tourism of Lebanon
Lebanese Ministry of Electrical and Water Resources
Embassy of Lebanon, Canada

Culture & Art Sites

Always Tune in with Radio Sawt Beirut and enjoy the best Music and Live shows Jesus the Son of Man, G.Khalil Gibran
I believe in you, G.Khalil Gibran
G.Khalil Gibran on InterArt
G.Kahlil Gibran Series from White Cloud Press
La poésie de Nadia Tuéni
Fairouz on AlMashriq
Marcel Khalife on World Music
Marcel Khalife on AlJadid (from AlMashriq)
Songs from Back Home
Rabih El-Khawli
John Fayyad's Maraseel
Arabic MIDI Page
Rashid Sales Company
Lebanon - Land of Gods
Lebanon Arabic Movies
Lebanon Entry in the Internet Movie Database
Lebanon on SoccerCity
Les Editions Orientales
Abu El-Abed Jokes
Lebanese Art
Cedar Productions
Month of Electronic Arts in Beyrouth
Middle Eastern Recipes
Aladin café - Original Lebanese Food
The Virtual Middle Eastern Cook Book
Lebanese Recipes on the Heritage Kitchen
MedSweets, Baklawa
Abdul Rahman Hallab & Sons
Sweet Arayssi
Chateau Kefraya from Snowy Mountains
Lebanon on World Wine Web
Lebanon on Wine of the World
Les Centres Culturels Français au Liban
l'ACCT au Liban
Environment & Development Magazine
Murr Television
Beirut Times
Our World: A Middle Eastern Webzine

Tourism Sites

Pictures from Beirut (Tourism)
Space Shuttle Pictures of Lebanon
Miss Lebanon
Lebanon on TradePort
Maps of the Middle East
Lebanon on Global Online Travel
Lebanon Internet Directory
Middle East Airlines
L'adressographe Touristique
Focus on Lebanon
Pictures from Lebanon
Photos from Lebanon
Photos from Byblos
Old Photos from Baalbakk
Discover Lebanon
Welcome to the Cedars' Land
Lebanon - A Journey of Beauty
Lebanon Travel Network
Tania Travel
Lebanon on Voyages Jules Verne
Travelogue to Lebanon (from Denmark)
Travellers' Reports for Lebanon from Lonely Planet
Century Park Hotel
Beirut Commodore Hotel (Tourism)
Zoukotel (Tourism)
The Hotel Guide for Lebanon
Lebanon Entry in the International Hotel and Travel Directory
Lebanon on BookWay (hotels)
Hotels and Travel in Lebanon
Lebanon on All the Hotels on the Web
Hotels in Lebanon from ABT
Lebanon on Destinations (USA Today)
Lebanon on Globe Corner Bookstore
Elstead's Maps of Lebanon

Organization Sites

American Task Force for Lebanon (Organization)
GA Tech Lebanon Club (Organization)
Reporters Sans Frontières et le Liban(Organization)
Human Rights Watch and Lebanon (Organization)
Projects in Lebanon from ANERA(Organization)
Institute For Documentation And Research On Lebanon
Les Centres Culturels Français au Liban
Lebnet's Resource Center
World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU)
Radio Amateurs of Lebanon
Lebanese Scout Association
American - Lebanese Engineering Society
American Lebanese Medical Association (ALMA)
LEBANUS - Association humanitaire et culturelle libanaise
MIT Lebanese Club
Lebanese Cedars Club at UCI
UCLA Lebanese Cultural Society
Lebanese Students' Society, McGill University
Association des Etudiants Libanais, Univ. de Montréal
Alliance of the International Lebanese Emigrants
Lebanese American Association, San Francisco Bay Area
Council of Lebanese Canadian Organizations (COLCO)
UN Development Programme in Lebanon
Lebanon on Greenpeace Mediterranean
ICRC Operations in Middle East and North Africa
Oxfam in Lebanon
Lebanon on USAID
Lebanon on DHA-Online
Lebanon on RefWorld (UNHCR)
Lebanon GGLS, Save the Children
UNDP - Regional Bureau for Arab States
L'ACDI et le Liban
Activities of Lebanon related to the peaceful uses of outer space
Lebanon Entry in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Religious Sites

Zakat Fund
Catholic Churches of Lebanon
The Association of Islamic Charitable Projects
St. Sharbel, Hermit of Lebanon
Abraham Ecchelensis, A Learned Maronite
MAROnet - International Maronite Foundation
L'Ordre Antonin Maronite
Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn
Maronite American Research Institute (MARI)
St. George Maronite Church
St. Elias Chatolic Church (Maronite)
The Maronite Church
Maronite Church - Encyclopaedia Britannica
L'Union Maronite de Montréal
Traditional Maronite Chants
St. George Melkite (Byzantine) Greek Catholic Church
Armenians from Anjar
Druze - Ontario Centre for Religious Tolerance
Young Druze Professionals


Zeno of Sidon, A Mathematician
Lebanon on Emerald-Empire
Concours Charles-Hélou, Quelle Francophonie pour le XXIe siècle?
Lebanon on Arab World
Lebanon, Cedar, Cedars Bible
If you want to learn Phoenician
The Phoenicians
The Ancient Phoenicians
Phoenicians Developed Commerce
Beirut, Antike Stadt der Zukunft
ABZU - Ancient Near East Resources
Historial Atlas of Europe and the Middle East
Resources for Near Eastern Archeaology (from ArchNet)
Selected Ancient Near Eastern Texts
Ancient Canaanites, Israelites and Related Peoples
Classics and Mediterranean Archeaology
Guide to the Ancient Near Eastern Astronomy
Levant Myths and Legends
Byzantine and Medieval Studies Sites
The Mamluk Bibliography Project

Internet Service Providers

CyberNet (Internet)
DeltaVision (Internet)
Domain name filing requirements in Lebanon
The Medusis Project
Data Management
Lebanon On-Line Resources
Sodetel Internet
Beirut-One Network
Aramedia Group

Business Sites

Lebanese International Business Network
Lebanese Ceramic Industries Company (Business)
La Reconstruction du Centre-Ville de Beyrouth
Beirut International Airport Project
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Beirut
Forum de Beyrouth
Internet Bouquet
Professional Business Group
Byblos Bank
Banque Libano-Française
Banque Saradar
Universal Bank
Banque Europeenne pour le Moyent-Orient
ABN-AMRO Bank in Lebanon
European Business Catalogues
Lebanon on ESOMAR (Eur. Soc. for Opinion and Marketing Res.)
Trading Houses in Lebanon

General Directories

Balloony Ideas
Web of Lebanon, R.A. Mitri (Directory)
Food Supply Indicators in Lebanon
Al Mashriq - the Levant
Liban Contact sur REFER
The SCL WWW (now on Al Mashriq)
LebanonLaw, Nasser & Nasser Associates
Leb.Net Server
Beryte Café! Search
Lebanese White Pages
Lebanon, the Cedar's Land
Lebanese Students Club, S. El Masri
Lebanon Pages, B. Medawar
WWW VL, Lebanon, Gh. A. Abbas
Homepages and Websites of Lebanon , M.Abbas
Lebanon: A Rising Star, D. Khalil
Lebanon on the Web, R. Dagher
Lebanon Pages, B. Chebaro
Interesting Sites in Lebanon, F. Abou-Shakra
Lebanon, A. Fawaz
Lebanese Links, A. Aoude
Lebanon Home Page, E. Jabbour
Lebanon Home Page, W. Nabhane
Lebanon - Liban, C. Gabril
Lebanon, R. Hage
Lebanon from Mexico, G.H. Badui
Lebanon's WWW Sites, S.Gh. AlHajeri
Lebanon Internet Pages
Lebanon Information Center
Lebanon on Fertile Crescent Home Page
Lebanon on Model League of Arab States
Lebanon on the Web of True Blue!
Lebanon on RAITNET
Lebanon on Maghreb Net
Lebanon on ArabPlex
Lebanon on Middle East Network Information Center
Internet Sites about Lebanon from Harvard's CMES
Lebanon on Columbia's Middle East Studies
Resources on Lebanon from MENA Internet Resource Guide
Lebanon on Yahoo
Liban sur Yahoo! France
Lebanon on City.Net
Lebanon on Excite
Lebanon by Nerd World Media
Lebanon on European Yellow Pages
Lebanon on Network Startup Resource Center
Lebanon on Travel/World (IGuide)
Lebanon on the
Lebanon on AdmiNet
Lebanon on InfoHub
Lebanon on Kukui Roadhouse