Lebanon : Key facts

Capital: Beirut

Government: Parliamentary republic, position of President of the Republic vacant since 25 May 2014

Independence: 22 November 1943

Language: Arabic and French (official languages), English and Armenian

Time zone: GMT/UTC +2 (+3 in summer)

International dialling code: +961

Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz

Health: Drinking the tap water is not recommended

Currency: Lebanese pound

Population: 4,125,247, density of 373 people per sq km

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