Country Name - LebanonLebanon flag

Head of statePresident (Acting) Tammam Salam
Capital CityBeirut
Official LanguageArabic (official), French, English, Armenian
GDP (PPP) 2013 Estimate ($ billions)77.40
Population 20124,424,888
Ease of Doing Business Rank 2014111
Scientific ranking 201466
HDI ranking 201365
Visitor Health InformationClick here
Ambassador to the UKH.E. Mrs Inaam Osseiran
Embassy DetailsEmbassy of Lebanon
Embassy Address15 Palace Gardens Mews, London, W8 4RA
Telephone020 7229 7265
Data Sources: GDP - IMF World Economic Outlook Database (Oct 2013), Population data - World Bank, Ease of Doing Business Rankings - World Bank, Scientific Rankings - SCImago Journal Rank, HDI Rankings - United Nations

Lebanon historically described by the epithet “pearl of the middle east” is a mountainous country situated along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. As part of the Middle East, it borders Israel and Syria.

The Dead Sea Transformation Rift, the northern part of the Great Rift, dominates the geography of Lebanon, dividing the country into four roughly parallel strips from west to east; the coastal strip, the Lebanon Mountains, the Bekaa Valley and the Anti-Lebanon Mountains. Lebanon experiences a Mediterranean climate of long, hot, and dry summers and cooler, rainy winters.

Lebanon has few mineral resources but does have deposits of limestone, iron ore and salt.