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lebanon’s history

FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND TO KEEP HOPE

STATISTICS ABOUT LEBANON:

1. Lebanon has 18 religious communities

2. It has 40 daily newspapers

3. It has 42 universities

4. It has over 100 banks (that is banks and not

branches of a bank)

5. 70% of the students are in private schools

6. 40% of the Lebanese people are Christians (this is

the highest

percent all the Arab countries)

7. There’s 1 doctor per 10 people in Lebanon (In

Europe & America, there’s 1 doctor per 100 people)

8. The name LEBANON appears 75 times in the Old

Testament

9. The name CEDAR (Lebanon’s tree) appears 75 times

too in the Old Testament!!

10. Beirut was destroyed and rebuilt 7 times (this is

why it’s

compared to The Phoenix).

11. There are 3.5 Million Lebanese in Lebanon

12. There are around 10 Million Lebanese outside

Lebanon!

OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:

1. Lebanon, the country, was occupied by over 16

countries:>

Egyptians-Hittites-Assyrians- Babylonians- Persians-

Alexander the greats Army- the Roman Empire Byzantine-

the Arabian Peninsula-The Crusaders- the Ottoman

Empire- Britain-France- Israel- Syria.

2. Byblos (city in Lebanon) is the oldest,

continuously living city

in the world.

3. Lebanon’s name has been around for 4,000 yrs non-

stop (it’s the oldest country/ nation’s name in the

world!)

4. Lebanon is the only Asian/African country that

doesn’t have a

desert.

5. There are 15 rivers in Lebanon (all of them coming

from its own

mountains)

6. Lebanon is one of the most populated countries in

its archeological sites, in the world!!!

7. The first alphabet was created in Byblos (city in

Lebanon)

8. The only remaining temple of Jupiter (the main

Roman god) is in Baalbeck, Lebanon (The City of the

Sun)

9. The name of BYBLOS comes from the BIBLE!!!

10. Lebanon is the country that has the most books

written about it.

11. Lebanon is the only non-dictatorial country in the

Arab world (it has a President!)

12. According to Christianity Jesus Christ made his

1st miracle in Lebanon, in Sidon (The miracle of

Turning water into wine).

13. The Phoenicians (Original People of Lebanon) built

the 1st boat, and they were the first to sail ever!

14. Phoenicians also reached America long before

Christopher Columbus did.

15. The 1st law school in the world was built in

Lebanon, in

Downtown Beirut.

16. People say that the cedars were planted by God’s

own hands (This is why they’re called “The Cedars of

God”, and this is why Lebanon is called “God’s Country

on Earth.”

Is it not a real Crime Against Humanity to destroy a

country with such history?

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