Lebanon Geography, Climate, Areas, Cities


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    Geography of Lebanon
    Area: 10,452 sq. km. (4,015 sq. mi.); about half the size of New Jersey.
    Cities: Capital--Beirut (pop. 1 million). Other cities--Tripoli (240,000), Sidon (110,000), Tyre (60,000), Zahleh (55,000).
    Terrain: Narrow coastal plain backed by the Lebanon Mountains, the fertile Bekaa Valley, and the Anti-Lebanon Mountains, which extend to the Syrian border. Land--61% urban, desert, or waste; 21% agricultural; 8% forested.
    Climate: Typically Mediterranean, resembling that of southern California.
    source: http://www.state.gov