Lebanon is a small country and not even half the size of the German state of Hesse. You could pack Lebanon into Switzerland about four times if that’s what you wanted.
After all, the coast of Lebanon stretches for 220 kilometers, the widest part of the country is just 85 kilometers long. Lebanon is bordered by two countries: Israel to the south and Syria to the north and east. Lebanon shares a border of 375 kilometres with Syria. In the northeast, Lebanon is wider than in the south.
Which country is Lebanon in?
Although the country is not large, it shows a great variety of landscapes. On the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the country is a flat plain.
Then follows the Lebanon Mountains. By the way, the name “Lebanon” is derived from the mountain range of the same name, which runs through almost the entire country. The mountain range runs almost parallel to the Mediterranean coast and then becomes flatter in the south. In Arabic we speak of Jabal Lubnan and the highest mountain of this mountain range is the Karnat as-Sauda with 3088 meters. It is here that the famous cedars grow, which are simultaneously the emblem of the state of Lebanon and immortalized in the flag.
To the east of the Lebanon Mountains lies the Bekaa Plain. This is a plateau.
Even further east are the Anti-Lebanon and Mount Hermon. These are also mountains that run from north to south. On the crest of the anti-Lebanon lies the border with Syria, because Lebanon shares the mountains with Syria, so to speak. In the south you will find South Lebanon, which is not as high as the mountains, but is still very hilly.
The longest river in Lebanon is called Litani and stretches for about 140 kilometers. By the way, there is no desert in Lebanon, even if many people associate this with Lebanon.
Lebanon as a whole is quite a mountainous country. In addition to the landscapes, there is a very own region, this is the country around the capital of Lebanon.
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