Monday, April 28, 2008

Little facts about Lebanon:

- We have 42 universities, 40 daily newspapers and over 100 banks
- Beirut was destroyed and rebuilt 7 times (this is why it's compared to the Phoenix)
- Lebanon is the only Asian/African country that doesn't have a desert
- There are 15 rivers in Lebanon (all of them coming from its own mountains)
- The words "Cedar" and "Lebanon" each appear 75 times in the Old Testament
- There's 3.5 Million Lebanese in Lebanon and around 10 Million Lebanese outside of Lebanon
- There are over 350 pubs/clubs in the City of Beirut alone
- 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"
- Byblos is the oldest, continuously living city in the world
- The first alphabet was created by Cadmus in Byblos
- The only temple of Jupiter (the main Greek god) is in Baalbeck (The City of the Sun)
- Lebanon's name has been around for 4.000 yrs non- stop (it's the oldest country/ nation's name in the world)
- Lebanon is the country that has the most books written about it
- 70% of the students are in private schools
- There's 1 doctor per 10 people in Lebanon (In Europe & America, there's 1 doctor per 100 people)
- Lebanon has been 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- Syria)
- The 1st law school in the world was built in Lebanon, in Downtown Beirut
- Jesus Christ made his 1st miracle in Lebanon, in Qana (The miracle of turning water into wine)
- The Phoenicians (In Lebanon) built the 1st boat, and they were the first to sail ever

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