Lebanon

LEBANON TRAVEL GUIDE

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Lebanon, situated on the eastern Mediterranean coast, boasts of sea and snow, an unusual combination for any country its size. Its people and society are also a unique blend of tradition and sophistication, Christian and Muslim cultures. Shell-shocked Beirut, its capital city, has recovered from the ravages of 17 years of civil war and is now known as the party city. Lebanon is populated by very open and educated people, especially in places like Beirut, Mount Lebanon and some of the larger cities. Attitudes and behaviour tend to be more conservative in the Bekaa Valley and rural north and south.

 

Lebanon and Beirut were once called the Switzerland and Paris of the Middle East. The recent wars have diminished this status, but the Lebanese have learned to adapt. Their pursuit of happiness and fun overshadows their financial capabilities and political problems.

 

Lebanon is indeed a country with a long and rich history. Phoenician, Egyptian, Greek, Persian, Roman, Arab, Crusader, and Ottoman ruins are scattered about the country and the most important of them are easily accessible. Byblos, Beirut, Tyre and Sidon are among the oldest continuously populated cities in the world. There are Roman baths in Beirut, as well as the Cardio Maximus - to name a few.

 

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LEBANON QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Beirut
  • Currency: Lebanese pound (LBP) (Also called Lira - lērä - [LL]) / (US dollars widely accepted)
  • Area: 10,452 km²
  • Population: 6,849 million (2018)
  • Language: Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian
  • Electricity: 110-220V/50Hz (European and UK plugs)
 

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LEBANON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 1 January, New Year
  • 6 January, Christmas (Armenian community only)
  • 7 January, Christmas (Eastern Orthodox only)
  • 9 February, St. Maroon’s Day
  • 1 May, Labour Day
  • 6 May, Martyrs’ Day
  • 25 May, Liberation of the South
  • 15 August, Assumption of the Virgin Mary
  • 1 November, All Saints Day
  • 22 November, Independence Day

Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Christian, Eastern Orthodox Christian, and Islamic holidays and festivals.

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LEBANON WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Lebanon has a Mediterranean climate characterised by long, hot summers and short, cool winters. Lebanon receives 80 to 90 days of rain per year, mainly in the winter. Coastal areas experience an average temperature of 20°C that ranges from 13°C in the winter to 27°C in the summer. Cold north winter winds from Europe bring cool, wet conditions to northern Lebanon, while hot Khamsin winds bring warmer temperatures during fall and spring.

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HEALTH RISKS IN LEBANON

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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