Flag of Lebanon

Flag of Lebanon

The flag of Lebanon is composed of a broad white stripe in the middle and two narrower red ones at the top and at the bottom. The dominant feature of the flag is a silhouette of cedar placed in the center of the white stripe. Cedar has been Christian symbol of peace and prosperity even since as evidenced by an excerpt from the Book of Psalms of the Old Testament: "Justice blooms like a palm tree and matures like a cedar in Lebanon." The flag was adopted in 1943 after gaining the independence, and the colors red, white and green are expressing friendship towards other Arab nations. White also reminds the snowy mountain peaks and the red reminds bloodshed during the struggle for independence. Cedar is an important symbol till nowadays when the country is still recovering from civil war.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Israel Israel Jerusalem 8,146,300 22,145 km2
Flag of Syria Syria Damascus 21,898,000 185,180 km2

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Main information

Country
Lebanon
Capital city
Beirut
Population
4,822,000 (2013)
Total area
10,400 km2
Formation
22. 11. 1943
Highest point
Qurnat as Sawda' (3,088 m)
GDP
$ 15,587 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
lebanese pound (LBP)
Code
LB (LBN)
Calling code
+961
Internet TLD
.lb

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By continents
Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Libanon (Bejrút)
English
Lebanon (Beirut)
German
Libanon (Beirut)
French
Liban (Beyrouth)
Italian
Libano (Beirut)
Spanish
Líbano (Beirut)
Russian
Ливан (Бейрут)
Slovak
Libanon (Bejrút)
Polish
Liban (Bejrut)
Portuguese
Líbano (Beirute)
Chinese
黎巴嫩 (贝鲁特)
Japanese
レバノン (ベイルート)
Turkish
Lübnan (Beyrut)
Norwegian
Libanon (Beirut)
Swedish
Libanon (Beirut)
Hungarian
Libanon (Bejrút)
Dutch
Libanon (Beiroet)
Danish
Libanon (Beirut)
Finnish
Libanon (Beirut)
Hebrew
לבנון (ביירות)

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