Lebanon is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Syria to the north and east, Israel to the south and the Mediterranean Sea to the west. These complex boarders have influenced Lebanon’s peace relations. A total population of four and a half million reside in Lebanon.
Beirut, unlike many other countries in the Middle East, is comprised of a wide range of ethnicities and religions. This is due to its specific location joining the Mediterranean and the Arab regions. The major religions are those in the Christian and Muslim communities, yet there are up to nine major religious groups residing in Beirut.
Beirut, the capital city, has a population of around 1.5 million; Beirut also hosts the country’s largest seaport – making it the ideal city for trade. Beirut is ranked by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network as a ‘Global City’, illustrating its importance in the field of accounting, law and advertising. Lebanese culture has been influenced historically by many different Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Ottoman Turks and French.
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