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  • Sidon
  • Though Lebanon, particularly its coastal region, was the site of some of the oldest human settlements in the world-the Phoenician ports of Tyre (modern Ṣūr), Sidon (Ṣaydā), and Byblos (Jubayl) were dominant centres of trade and culture in the 3rd millennium bce -it was not until 1920 that the contemporary state came into being. (britannica.com)
  • refugees
  • Lebanon is also home to some 200,000 Palestinian refugees, mostly Sunni Muslims, many of whom have lived in refugee camps since arriving in the country in 1948. (nationsencyclopedia.com)
  • Not only did Lebanon have to grapple with internal problems of social and economic organization, but it also had to struggle to define its position in relation to Israel, to its Arab neighbours, and to Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon. (britannica.com)
  • Travel to Lebanon where you will contribute to the efforts of an organization in improving the living conditions of refugees who often cannot find employment opportunities. (goabroad.com)
  • Bekaa
  • According to information collected by local NGOs working on the issue, stateless communities are mostly found in the peripheral regions of Lebanon, in particular in the governorates of North Lebanon and the Bekaa. (unhcr.org)
  • Hospital
  • The campus of Dartmouth College is just three miles away, as is Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) and Lebanon Municipal Airport. (marriott.com)
  • coastal plain
  • The coastal plain of Lebanon is the historic home of a string of coastal trading cities of Semitic culture, which the Greeks termed Phoenicia , whose maritime culture flourished there for more than 1,000 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • Context
  • In historical context, it is important to note that prior to the establishment of the city now known as Lebanon, the nearby town of Georgetown was also named "Lebanon" during its first few years of establishment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Muslim
  • Muslim and Christian factions in Lebanon were engaged in a devastating civil war that began in 1975 and ended in 1990, when stability was restored to the country. (nationsencyclopedia.com)
  • Political
  • Major barriers facing the sector in 2001 are rising customs duties and political instability, 2 difficulties which have prevented many multinational companies from establishing subsidiaries in Lebanon. (nationsencyclopedia.com)
  • Consequently, the census became a highly charged political issue in Lebanon, because it constituted the ostensible basis for communal representation. (countrystudies.us)
  • Lebanon is home to deep-rooted political, cultural and religious complexities that frequently result in complicated conflicts. (mercycorps.org)
  • Offshore energy development has been a central ambition for successive governments in cash-strapped Lebanon, but political paralysis has caused years of delays and the country is in dispute with Israel over the maritime border along some exploration blocks. (yahoo.com)
  • meters
  • The biggest project, to be implemented by the Litani Water Authority, was for irrigation of some 15,000 hectares of high land (between 500 and 800 meters above sea level) in southern Lebanon over an 8 year period, scheduled to start in 1990. (countrystudies.us)
  • Middle East
  • Notwithstanding its meagre natural resources, Lebanon long managed to serve as a busy commercial and cultural centre for the Middle East . (britannica.com)
  • Arab
  • Historically, and unlike neighboring Arab countries, Lebanon has never gone through a state-led industrial growth phase, and the governments have generally adopted an open policy that has encouraged free competition in the sector without government interference. (nationsencyclopedia.com)
  • Lebanon shares many of the cultural characteristics of the Arab world, yet it has attributes that differentiate it from many of its Arab neighbours. (britannica.com)
  • characteristics
  • A 1983 World Bank study contained some statistics on the demographic characteristics of Lebanon for the period 1960 through 1981, the last year for which figures were available in 1987. (countrystudies.us)
  • official
  • Lebanon has six official military colleges and schools designed to enhance the quality of their armed forces. (globalsecurity.org)
  • 1 Article 11 of the Constitution of Lebanon states that "Arabic is the official national language. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • While there are no official figures on the export of hashish and heroin, Western diplomats in Lebanon acknowledge that the drug harvest is the single largest export commodity, accounting for well over half of the foreign-exchange earnings. (washingtonpost.com)
  • south
  • The Town of Lebanon is on the south border of the county. (princeton.edu)
  • South Lebanon - A hamlet south of Lebanon village on Route 71. (princeton.edu)
  • Lebanon is a narrow strip of territory approximately 135 miles (215 kilometers) long from north to south and 20 to 55 miles wide from east to west. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The Beqaa Valley is watered by two rivers that rise in the watershed near Baalbek: the Orontes flowing north, and the Litani flowing south into the hill region of the southern Beqaa Valley, where it makes an abrupt turn to the west in southern Lebanon and is thereafter called the Al Qasmiyah River. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • national
  • In Lebanon there is a prevalence of international treaties over national law in case of any contradiction. (unhcr.org)
  • people
  • Nearly 1,200 people were killed in Lebanon in the war, mostly civilians, and 157 Israelis died. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • Sarafand, the town where Jammo was killed, is in the predominantly Shiite southern Lebanon and Assad enjoys wide support among the local people there. (yahoo.com)
  • Israel
  • The stopcocks were designed to switch at least part of the flow-- which is generated entirely within Lebanon--to Israel via a specially constructed pipeline. (countrystudies.us)
  • major
  • A report by the organization's Environment Programme (UNEP) warned that if it fails to act quickly to remove the debris, Lebanon will face major long-term public health hazards, including water supply contamination. (reuters.com)
  • Over the past decade, drug production in Lebanon has soared, turning that tattered nation into a major world center for narcotics. (washingtonpost.com)
  • state
  • According to a Pennsylvania Department of Education study released in January 2009, 42% of Lebanon School District graduates required remediation in mathematics and or reading before they were prepared to take college level courses in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education or community colleges. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because of its style and beauty, elegant homes, and flourishing businesses, Lebanon had the reputation of being Kentucky's Philadelphia and was considered for the site of the state capitol. (wikipedia.org)
  • area
  • At LHS the courses are offered at Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon Valley College, and Harrisburg University of Science and TEchnology. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lebanon is one of the most densely populated countries in the Mediterranean area and has a high rate of literacy. (britannica.com)
  • region
  • The earliest prehistoric cultures of Lebanon, such as the Qaraoun culture gave rise to the civilization of the Canaanite period, when the region was populated by ancient peoples, cultivating land and living in sophisticated societies during the 2nd millennium BC. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • Lebanon awarded a first licence for offshore oil and gas exploration and production last year to a consortium comprising France's Total, Italy's Eni and Russia's Novatek, which aims to drill its first well by the end of this year. (yahoo.com)
  • WORLD
  • He urged world nations, including those attending a Lebanon reconstruction conference in Paris this week, to consider the environment in their talks. (reuters.com)