LEBANON: Interesting Facts...
Sent to me by "Kathleen Kabbani" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please take into consideration the tiny dimension of this country while reading the following
(10,400 sq km )...
17 religious communities
40 daily newspapers
over 100 banks
70% of the students are in private schools
there's 1 doctor/10ppl (in Europe & America there's 1 doctor/100ppl)
the name LEBANON appears 75 times in the Old Testament
the name CEDAR appears 75 times in the Old Testament!!
the country was occupied by over 15 countries:(Egyptians-Hittites-Assyrians-Babylonians-Persians-There are 15 rivers in Lebanon (all of them coming from its mountains)
Alexander the great-The Roman Empire-Byzantine-
The Arabian Peninsula-the Crusaders-the Ottoman Empire-
Beirut was destroyed and rebuilt 7 times (this is why it's compared to the phoenix)
there are 3.500.000 Lebanese in Lebanon
there are 5.630.000 Lebanese outside Lebanon!!
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
The Phoenicians created the 1st boat ever
The 1st alphabet was created by Cadmus in Byblos
The 1st law school was built in Lebanon
Jesus Christ made his 1st miracle in Lebanon
The name of the BIBLE comes from the name of our city BYBLOS
Byblos is the oldest city in the world
Lebanon is the only Asian African country that doesn't have a desert
Lebanon is one of the most populated countries in its archeological sites in the world
The only temple of Jupiter (the main Greek god) is in Baalbeck (the city of the sun)
Lebanon is the only non-dictatorial country in the Arab world
Phoenicians reached America long before Christopher Columbus
Lebanon is the country that has the most books written about it
People say that the cedars were planted by God's own hands
(this is why they're called God's trees)
Lebanon's name has been around for 4.000 years non-stop
(it's the oldest nation's name in the world!)
So would you please stop complaining about your amazing country and see what you can do to save it, not to gossip about it...