Lebanon lies at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, north of Israel and west of Syria. It is four-fifths the size of Connecticut. The Lebanon Mountains, which run parallel to the western coast, cover most of the country, while on the eastern border is the Anti-Lebanon range. Between the two lies the Bekaa Valley, the principal agricultural area.

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  • Zgharta (Arabic: زغرتا, Classical Syriac: ܙܓܪܬܐ), also spelled Zghorta, is a city in North Lebanon, with an estimated population of around 50,000 It is the second biggest city in Northern Lebanon after Tripoli Zgharta is about 150 metres above sea level and lies between the rivers of Jouit and Rashein

  • Zahlé (Arabic: زحلة) is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon With around 150,000 inhabitants, it is the fourth largest city in Lebanon after Beirut, Tripoli, and Sidon and the fourth largest taking the whole urban area (the Jounieh urban area is larger) Zahlé is located 55 km (34 mi) east of the capital Beirut, close to the Beirut-Damascus road, and lies at the junction of the Lebanon mountains and the Beqaa plateau, at a mean elevation of 1,000 m

  • Nabatieh (Arabic: النبطية, Nabaṭiyya, Syriac-Aramaic: ܐܠܢܒܛܝܥ), or Nabatîyé (IPA: [ˈnabatˤɪje]), is the city of the Nabatieh Governorate, in southern Lebanon The population is not accurately known as no census has been taken in Lebanon since the 1930s; estimates range from 15,000 to 120,000 A 2006 population estimate by the now-closed German population site called World Gazetteer put the population at 100,541, which would make it the fifth largest city in Lebanon, after Tyre, Sidon, Tripoli, and Beirut according to those 2006 population estimates of Lebanese cities, but after an update in either 2007 or 2008 and calculations for the following years the 2013 population estimate turned out to be much lower at 36,593 and making the city the 11th largest in Lebanon behind Tyre, Bint Jbeil, Zahlé, Sidon, Baalbek, Jounieh, Tripoli and Beirut according those 2013 estimates

  • Matn (Arabic: قضاء المتن, Qaḍāʾ al-Matn), sometimes spelled Metn (or preceded by the article El, as in El Matn), is a district (qadaa) in the Mount Lebanon Governorate of Lebanon, east of the Lebanon's capital Beirut The district capital is Jdeideh (followed to Jdeideh, Bouchrieh, El Sedd Municipality) Matn is one of the most popular areas in Lebanon, with its rich scenery and its splendid view of the Mediterranean

  • Jounieh (Arabic: جونيه, or Juniya, جونية) is a coastal city in Keserwan District, about 16 km (10 mi) north of Beirut, Lebanon Since 2017, it has been the capital of Keserwan-Jbeil Governorate Jounieh is known for its seaside resorts and bustling nightlife, as well as its old stone souk, ferry port, paragliding site and gondola lift (le téléphérique), which takes passengers up the mountain to the shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa

  • Hermel (Arabic: الهرمل) is a town in Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, Lebanon It is the capital of Hermel District Hermel is home to a Lebanese Red Cross First Aid Center

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