I have to write an essay about lebanon (its culture, heritage, position in the world). i am half labenese myself so i would like the essay to have a tone of pride in it if that is possible. below i have pasted a few interesting facts that may be included in the essay. thank you so much for your service facts: 1. Lebanon has 18 religious communities > > > > 2. It has 40 daily newspapers > > > > 3. It has 42 universities > > > > 4. It has over 100 banks (that is banks and not branches of a bank) > > > > 5. 70% of the students are in private schools > > > > 6. Many of the Lebanese people are muslims (70%) > > > > 7. There’s 1 doctor per 10 people in Lebanon (In Europe & America , > there’s 1 doctor per 100 people) > > 8. The name LEBANON appears 75 times in the Old Testament > > 9. The name CEDAR ( Lebanon ‘s tree) appears 75 times too in the Old Testament!! > > 10. Beirut was destroyed and rebuilt 9 times (this is why it’s > compared to The Phoenix). > > 11. There’s 4.5 Million Lebanese in Lebanon > > 12. There’s around 15 Million Lebanese outside Lebanon !!! > > OTHER INTERESTING FACTS: > > 1. Lebanon , the country, was occupied by over 16 countries: > > (Egyptians-Hittites-Assyrians- Babylonians- Persians- Alexander the > greats Army- the Roman Empire Byzantine- the Arabian Peninsula-The > Crusaders- the Ottoman Empire- Britain-France- Israel- ) > > 2. Byblos (city in Lebanon ) is the oldest, continuously living city > in the world. > > 3. Lebanon ‘s name has been around for 4,000 yrs non- stop (it’s the > oldest country/ nation’s name in the world!) > > 4. Lebanon is the only Asian/African country that doesn’t have a desert. > > 5. There are 15 rivers in Lebanon (all of them coming from its own mountains) > > 6. Lebanon is one of the most populated countries in its archeological > sites, in the world!!! > > 7. The first alphabet was created in Byblos (city in Lebanon ) > > 8. The only remaining temple of Jupiter (the main Roman god) is in > Baalbeck , Lebanon (The City of the Sun) > > 9. Lebanon is the country that has the most books written about it. > > 10. lebanon is the only country that defeated Israel twice: at may > 2000 & july 2006 > > 11. Lebanon is the only non-dictatorial country in the Arab world > (Yes, we do have a President!) > > 12. Jesus Christ made his 1st miracle in Lebanon , in Qana > > 13. The Phoenicians (Original People of Lebanon) built the 1st boat, > and they were the first to sail ever! > > > 15. The 1st law school in the world was built in Lebanon , in Downtown Beirut. > > 16. People say that the cedars were planted by God’s own hands (This > is why they’re called ‘The Cedars of God’, and this is why Lebanon is > called ‘God’s Country on Earth.’ (i love this one) Thaaank youuuu
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