This country has industries in tourism, banking, food processing, jewellery, textiles, mineral and chemical products, cement, oil refining, metal fabricating, and wood and furniture products.
It has more than 100 different banks (not just branches, individual banks!)
Independence Day, November 22nd, is recognised as a National holiday.
Lebanon has a list of 40 daily newspapers, an incredible amount considering the UK (which is more than 20 times the size) has 68! (2015).
It also has 42 universities!
Tony Fadel, originally Lebanese, created and was the production manager for Apple’s iPod.
Lebanon has a doctor to patient ratio of 1:10; to put that into perspective, it’s 1:100 in Europe and America!
Byblos is considered one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in the world – people have been living there since 5000BC!
In fact, the first alphabet was created in Byblos!
Lebanon is the oldest country name in the world, remaining unchanged for in excess of 4000 years!
If you’re a lover of outdoor pursuits the best time to visit Lebanon is in the spring because you could be skiing in the mountains in the morning and taking a dip in the sea in the afternoon – brilliant!
The international dialling code for Lebanon is +961.