Transcript of "Making Connections - My home country Lebanon"
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Beirut <ul><li>Beirut is the capital of Lebanon. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Lebanon was descended from the Phoenicians, and was clamed to be the heart of all Phoenicia. </li></ul><ul><li>Phoenicia had spread all around the middle east, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Egypt And more Arabian countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Phoenician’s were the first to begin writing and making scripts. </li></ul>Phoenicians Historical Factors
Environmental Factors and Issues <ul><li>There has been several severe environmental issues in Lebanon for example, climate change, soil erosion, deforestation and there is a lot of pollution from burning industrial wastes in the capital of Lebanon Beirut, which then leaded us to pollution coastal waters oil spills and raw sewage. </li></ul><ul><li>Lebanon used to be nicknamed The Second Las Vegas because of how amazing it looked, then Israel became Lebanon’s arch nemesis and because of war, Lebanon is practically desert and mountains. Some people don’t know what and where Lebanon is and it is a very poor country. </li></ul>
Statistical Factors <ul><li>In 2009 the population of Lebanon was 4,017,095 people. </li></ul><ul><li>The land area is 3950 sq mi (10400 sq km) </li></ul><ul><li>Beirut is flat land and is surrounded by the Lebanon Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>People normally live around the coastal line. </li></ul><ul><li>Beirut is the capital because it is right next to the Mediterranean Sea where they could trade. </li></ul>
War with Hezbollah <ul><li>Hezbollah is a Lebanese man who went against his own country and sent young men out to kill people. </li></ul><ul><li>Map of war zone: </li></ul>( I found these words on this URL: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://yalibnan.com/site/archives/2008/05/10/hezbollah%2520occupation%25207%2520-%2520map%2520Beirut.jpg&imgrefurl=http://yalibnan.com/site/archives/2008/05/live_coverage_o.php&usg=__b-2DLXm_BhH6LQ-I1FOD3FSvB-k=&h=331&w=400&sz=136&hl=en&start=12&um=1&tbnid=ZP_BTGmz_sUzxM:&tbnh=103&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3DMaps%2Bof%2Bbeirut%2BLebanon%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox%26rlz%3D1I7SKPB_en%26um%3D1 ) “ This map shows the areas taken by Hezbollah and zones put under army control. An uneasy calm has settled across Lebanon after the Hezbollah militia seized control of west Beirut in three days of deadly fighting with pro-government forces, triggering fears of all-out civil war”
Topography <ul><li>Parallel to the mountain area there’s a rise of sea level that’s about, 2,000 to 3,000 m (6,600-9,800 ft) </li></ul><ul><li>On the east side of mount Lebanon’s range is the Bekaa Valley it’s very flat land that is around 16 km (10 mi) wide and 129 km (80 mi) long from north to south. </li></ul><ul><li>To the left is a topographic map! </li></ul>