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    1. 1. Hadi Zahran Mr. Sparks Grade 8-A
    2. 2. Where Lebanon is located <ul><li>Lebanon is located in Western Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s located on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s bordered on the north and east by Syria, on the south by Israel and on the west by the Mediterranean Sea. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Geographic Features of Lebanon <ul><li>Most of Lebanon is covered with mountains except for the narrow coastline and the Beqaa Valley. </li></ul><ul><li>Lebanon to the east of the Mediterranean Sea. </li></ul><ul><li>Lebanon has an area of 10,400 sq km, extending 217 km northeast-southwest, and 56 km southeast-northwest. </li></ul><ul><li>1.6% of Lebanon is Water </li></ul>
    4. 4. Climate of Lebanon <ul><li>Lebanon has a moderate Mediterranean Climate. </li></ul><ul><li>In coastal areas, winter is normally cool and rainy, while in the summer, it hot and humid. </li></ul><ul><li>In winter in higher areas near the mountains, the temperature usually drops below 0 °C with lots of snow, and in summers, its very hot and dry. </li></ul><ul><li>Lebanon receives a very big amount of rain fall each year. North-eastern Lebanon receives little rainfall because the mountains that blocks lots of the rain clouds. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Environment of Lebanon <ul><li>There are three main Natural Reserves in Lebanon, Ammiq (deep) Wetland, Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve and Horsh Ehden. </li></ul><ul><li>Natural vegetation in Lebanon has been destroyed and burnt that only a little of it is regenerated. </li></ul><ul><li>What survived is a vegetation of brush and low trees, mostly oaks, pines, cypresses, firs, junipers, and carobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Few wild animals survive in Lebanon, though, bears are normally seen in the mountains. </li></ul><ul><li>The smaller animals found in Lebanon are deer, wildcats, hedgehogs, squirrels, martens, dormice, and hares are also found. </li></ul><ul><li>The birds found in Lebanon are Flamingos, pelicans, cormorants, ducks, herons, snipes, eagles, buzzards, kites, falcons and some times owls found in the mountains as well as woodpeckers. </li></ul>
    6. 6. History of Lebanon Former prime minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated on Feb. 14 <ul><ul><li>The civil war is declared on Oct. 13. With Syrian help the Lebanese government takes back control over much of the country. </li></ul></ul>Israel backs away from most of Lebanon, and creates a buffer zone in the south Second Israeli invasion on Lebanon . First Israeli invasion as a response to the attacks from PLO in Lebanon. . Lebanon erupts in civil war between Christians, Muslims, and Palestinians. . <ul><ul><li>Lebanon claims its independence from France. </li></ul></ul>France, gave the permission for Lebanon and Syria by the League of Nations, forms the State of Greater Lebanon. 2005 1990 1985 1982 1978 1975-1976 1941 1920 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
    7. 7. Customs and Traditions of Lebanon <ul><li>The Lebanese celebrate events such as Christmas, Eid Al-Adha and Eid Al-Fitr (after Ramadan). </li></ul><ul><li>In every Lebanese wedding, they have to have a “Zaffeh”. Zaffeh is the act of taking the wife to her husband. </li></ul><ul><li>In many villages, a wedding keeps on going for up to 3 days. </li></ul><ul><li>The color of Lebanese food is 1001 reflecting the Lebanese landscapes. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the famous Lebanese foods is the Kubba. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Government of Lebanon <ul><li>Lebanon is a democratic republic with a parliamentary system of government and a cabinet headed by a Prime Minister. Its constitution is based on the separation of executive, legislative and judicial powers, with a president elected every 6 years. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Economy of Lebanon <ul><li>Lebanon doesn’t participate in much industrial activities because of their lack of raw materials and oil. </li></ul><ul><li>Industry in Lebanon is mostly small time businesses with reassembling and packaging imported parts </li></ul><ul><li>Lebanon’s beautiful climate, many historic landmarks and World Traditional Sites continues to attract big numbers of tourists to Lebanon each year. </li></ul><ul><li>Beirut's airport, Rafiq Hariri International Airport, re-opened in September 2006 which is now helping in gaining money for the government. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Tourism in Lebanon <ul><li>Tourists in Lebanon mostly go and visit old sites in old places such as Al-Zarafa Land. </li></ul><ul><li>Tourists can also go to traditional Lebanese restaurants such as the Lebanese Cuisine. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Bibliography <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>