Thursday, November 28, 2013

Geography of Lebanon

Geography and Climate of Lebanon

Lebanon is in the Middle East to the east of the Mediterranean Sea. Most of its land area is mountainous and its highest point is Qurnat as Sawda at 10,131 feet (3,088 m). The country also has a narrow coastal plain and the Beqaa Valley. This valley is the main agricultural center in Lebanon. The largest cities in the country are Beirut, Tripoli and Sidon.

Lebanon's climate is Mediterranean with mild to cool, wet winters and hot dry summers. The mountainous regions however are cold and receive abundant snow in the winter. Beirut, Lebanon's capital, is located along the coast and has an average January low temperature of 52°F (11°C) and an August average high of 87°F (31°C).

More Facts about Lebanon

• Lebanon's main ethnic groups are Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1%
• The official language of Lebanon is Arabic but English, French and Armenian are also spoke.