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Republic of Lebanon

Official name:Republic of Lebanon
In Arabic: al-Jumhūrīyyah al-Lubnānīyyah
Area:10,452 km²
Population:4.2 million
Highest point:Qarnat as-Sawdā (3083 m)
Most important river:Orontes (Nahr al-Asi)
Government:confessionalist parliamentary republic
Head of state:Michel Suleiman (since 2008)
Capital:Beirut (Bayrūt)
Administrative divisions:6 governorates (mohafazah)
Official language:Arabic
Ethnic groups:Lebanese Arab 82%, other Arab 13%, Armenian 4%, other 1%
Religions:Muslim 60%, Christian 39%, Jewish 1%

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