Capital: Beirut

Population: 4,468,233 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Lebanese Pound (LBP)

Official Language: Arabic

Unofficial Languages: English, French, Armenian

Main Religions: Islam, Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Arab, Armenian, and others

Largest Cities: Beirut, Ra’s Bayrūt, Tripoli

Main Sport: Football, Basketball

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

St Maron’s Day (February 9)

Good Friday (March 25)

Feast of the Annunciation (March 25)

Easter Sunday (March 27)

Labor Day (May 1)

Resistance and Liberation Day (May 25)

Eid al-Fitr or Ramadan (July 7)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

Eid al-Adha (September 13)

Muharram (October 3)

Ashura (October 11)

Independence Day (November 22)

The Prophet’s Birthday (December 12)

Christmas Day (December 25)

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