Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is located in Western Asia with a population of 5,882,562 and 1.125 million registered Syrian refugees. Lebanon shared borders with Syria to the North and Israel to the south. Lebanon gained independence in 1943 when Germany occupied France. With a parliamentary democracy, Lebanon represents 18 official religious group with specific government positions relegated for specific religious denominations. The President must be a Maronite Christian and Prime Minister, a Sunni Muslim.

General Information
Official Name: 
Lebanese Republic, الجمهورية اللبنانية (Al-Jumhūrīyah Al-Loubnānīyah)
Capitol: 
Beirut
Population: 
5,882,562
Languages: 
Arabic, French, English, Armenian
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
10,452
Year of UN Membership: 
1945
Year of Present State Formation: 
1926
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$77.484 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$17,390 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
1.60 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.77
Unemployment: 
6.60%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Islamic Group
Arab Group
Asian Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ABEDA: Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
AFESD: Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
AMF: Arab Monetary Fund
CAEU: Council of Arab Economic Unity
G-24
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IDB: Islamic Development Bank
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
LAS/AL: League of Arab States, aka Arab League
OAS: Organization of American States
OIC: Organization of Islamic Cooperation
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
866 United Nations Plaza, Room 531-533
New York, NY 10017
(212) 355-5460
(212) 838-2819/6756
contact@lebanonun.org
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