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General


Population: 5,882,562 (2014), 4,131,583 (2013)
Land Area: 10,400 sq km
Natural Resources: Limestone, iron ore, salt, water surplus in arid region, arable land
Capital: Beirut
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Michel Sulayman (May 8th 2008)
Head of Government: Tamam Salam (April 6th 2013)
Languages: Arabic, French, English, Armenian
Currency: Lebanese Pound (LBP)
Major Religions: Muslim 59.7%, Christian 39%, Other 1.3%
Major Ethnicities: Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, Other 1%
Life Expectancy: 77.22 years (2014), 75.46 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 43.49 billion (2013), 41.77 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 64.31 billion (2013), 63.69 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 15,800 (2013), 15,900 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 1.5% (2013), 2% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 4.6%, Industry 20%, Services 75.4% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: NA
Industries: Banking, tourism, food processing, wine, jewellery, cement, textiles, mineral and chemical products, wood and furniture products, oil refining, metal fabricating
Agriculture Products: Citrus, grapes, tomatoes, apples, vegetables, olives, tobacco; sheep, goats
Human Development Index: 0.765 (65th)(2014), 0.745 (72nd)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 5.931 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 72 100 (2004)
Budget: 3.1% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Lebanon is located in the Middle East. Lebanon is bordered by Israel and Syria. Lebanon's economic growth has suffered heavily from the latest war with Israel in 2006. The Lebanese government with the aid of the Lebanese army are trying to re-establish stability. Lebanon was once a financial and tourist hotspot in the Middle East, the government's latest efforts are too regain this status. However, with the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip, much uncertainty remains.

(2013) Lebanon's growth has cooled in recent years, it remains to be seen how the spillover from the conflict in Syria will affect Lebanon's stability and economic growth.

(2014) Lebanon's growth continues to remain low due to conflicts in the region and also political instability, Lebanon has been without a President since May 2014 and the government of Tamam Salam is shaky at best.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Lebanon
Wikipedia: Lebanon
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/LBN.html

Updated on: October 15th, 2014