Lebanon ( LEB-ə-non, -nən, Arabic: لُبْنَان, romanized: lubnān, Lebanese Arabic pronunciation: [lɪbˈneːn]), officially the Republic of Lebanon (Arabic: الجمهورية اللبنانية) or the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. It is located between Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus lies to its west across the Mediterranean Sea; its location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has contributed to its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious diversity. It is part of the Levant region of the Middle East. Lebanon is home to roughly six million people and covers an area of 10,452 square kilometres (4,036 sq mi), making it the second smallest country in continental Asia. The official language of the state is Arabic, while French is also formally recognized; the Lebanese dialect of Arabic is used alongside Modern Standard Arabic throughout the country.
Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]
News and comment[edit | edit source]
The 81-year-old woman inspiring Lebanon to recycle, Jun 8
Lebanon's First Bike-Sharing Service Pops Up in Beirut, Feb 1
Beirut Water Taxi Project new idea to help reduce congestion on Beirut's busy roads. May 16
Lebanon: We urgently need an environmental agenda! May 24, 2009 by Emir Bachir, Moussa Bashir, March 21
Campaigns[edit | edit source]
IndyAct, global organization which has established several campaigns in the Arab region, especially Lebanon, on issues such as climate change, resource management, marine and coastal protection, and youth and women's rights.