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LEBANON:  Interesting Facts...
Sent to me by "Kathleen Kabbani" <kkangel57@hotmail.com>

Please take into consideration the tiny dimension of this country while reading the following
(10,400 sq km )...

SHOCKING NUMBERS:

17 religious communities

40 daily newspapers

42 universities

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-
Alexander the great-The Roman Empire-Byzantine-
The Arabian Peninsula-the Crusaders-the Ottoman Empire-
Britain-France-Israel-Syria)
There are 15 rivers in Lebanon (all of them coming from its mountains)

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...