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Please take into consideration the tiny dimension of this country while reading the following... (10452 km2)

SHOCKING NUMBERS:

17 religious communities

40 daily newspapers

42 universities

Over 100 banks

70% of the students are in private schools

40% of the Lebanese people are Christians (this is the highest % in all the Arab countries)

There's 1 doctor / 10 people (in Europe & America there's 1 doctor / 100 people)

The name LEBANON appears 75 times in the Old Testament

The name CEDAR appears 75 times too in the Old Testament!!

Beirut was destroyed and rebuilt 7 times (This is why it's compared to the phoenix)

There's 3.500.000 Lebanese in Lebanon

There's 5.630.000 Lebanese outside Lebanon!!

OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:

Lebanon was occupied by over 17 countries: (Syrians - Egyptians - Hittites - Assyrians - Babylonians - Persians - Alexander the great - The Roman Empire - Byzantine - The Arabian Peninsula - The Crusaders - The Ottoman Empire - Britain - France - Israel)

Byblos is the oldest city in the world

Lebanon's name has been around for 4.000 years non-stop (it's the oldest nation's name in the world!)

There are 15 rivers in Lebanon (All of them coming from it's mountains)

Lebanon is one of the most populated countries in it's archeological sites in the world

The only temple of Jupiter (The Main Greek God) is in Baalbeck (The city of the sun)

Lebanon is the country that has the most books written about it

Lebanon is the only non-doctoral country in the Arab world

Jesus Christ made his 1st miracle in Lebanon

The Phoenicians created the 1st boat ever

The 1st alphabet was created by Cadmus in Byblos

The Dye was created in Lebanon

Phoenicians reached America long before Christopher Columbus

The 1st law school was built in Lebanon

People say that the cedars were planted by God's own hands (this is why they're called God's trees)