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Lebanon
Reported By:
Salas, Meia Ester T.
BSED2-Eng.
Location:
Middle East,
bordering the
Mediterranean Sea,
between
Israel and Syria.
Flag Description:
Three horizontal bands consisting of red (top),
white (middle) and red (bottom) with a green
cedar tree ...
National Emblem:
“The coat of Arms of Lebanon”
Consists of a red shield with
a white bend sinister on which
is placed a ce...
Capital and largest City:
Beirut
Area:
total: 10,400 sq km
land: 10,230 sq km
water: 170 sq km
border countries: Israel 79...
National Anthem:
"Kulluna lil-watan" (All Of Us, For Our
Country!)
lyrics/music: Rachid NAKHLE/Wadih
SABRA
note: adopted 1...
Official Language:
Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian
Religions:
Muslim 59.7% (Shia, Sunni, Druze, Isma'ilite,
A...
Population:
4,131,583 (July 2013 est.)
Birth Rate:
14.79 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death Rate:
6.73 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Maternal Mortal...
Life Expectancy at birth:
total population: 75.46 years
male: 73.86 years
female: 77.13 years (2013 est.)
Currency:
Lebane...
Government:
Unitary confessionalist parliamentary
constitutional republic.
President: Michel Suleiman
Legal System:
Mixed legal system of civil law based on the
French civil code, Ottoman legal tradition, and
religious laws ...
Lebanon’s economy follows a laissez-
faire model.
Most of the economy is dollarized, and the
country has no restrictions o...
GDP (purchasing power parity):
$64.31 billion (2013 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate):
$43.49 billion (2013 est.)
GDP - p...
Labor force:
1.481 million
Unemployment rate:
NA%
GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture: 4.6%
industry: 20%
...
Exports - partners:
South Africa 19.3%, Switzerland 12.2%, Saudi
Arabia 8%, UAE 7.9%, Syria 6.6%, Iraq 4.7%
(2012)
Imports...
Military service age and obligation:
17-30 years of age for voluntary military
service; 18-24 years of age for officer
can...
The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) has 72,000
active personnel, including 1,100 in the air
force, and 1,000 in the navy.
Leba...
Education:
Literacy Rate:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.6%
male: 93.4%
female: 86% (...
Listed by the World Economic Forum’s 2013
Global Information Technology Report,
Lebanon has been ranked globally as the fo...
Lebanon has forty-one nationally accredited
universities, several of which are
internationally recognized:
The American Un...
10
Interesting
Facts
in
Lebanon. 
Fact 1
Lebanon used to be known as the “Switzerland
of the East” due to the diversity and financial
power that it enjoyed....
Fact 3
It is widely believed that Jesus Christ
performed his first miracle here.
Fact 4
The country’s name is known to be ...
Fact 6
The world’s first ever law school was founded
in the city of Beirut in Lebanon.
Fact 7
The cedar which is a native ...
Fact 9
It is the one and only Asian country that has
absolutely no desert.
Fact 10
The first ever people to build a boat a...
By: Khalil Gibran
The Prophet
(January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a
Lebanese artist, poet, and writer.
Born in the town of Bsharri in the north of
mo...
Especially prose poetry, breaking away from
the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still
celebrated as a literary hero.
H...
The book sold well despite a cool critical
reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and
again especially in the 1960’s c...
Namibia
Location:
Southern
Africa,
bordering
the South
Atlantic
Ocean,
between
Angola and
Area:
total: 824,292 sq km
country comparison to the
world: 34
land: 823,290 sq km
water: 1,002 sq km
Land boundaries:
tot...
Flag Description:
Red signifies the heroism of the
people and their determination build
a future of equal opportunity for ...
Namibian’s Coat of Arms:
The arms are based on
the flag of Namibia, and
are rooted in the sand of
the Namib Desert.
Rooted...
The two Oryx are
indigenous to the semi-
arid parts of the
country and are pride
and brave animals.
The headband is made
f...
National anthem:
name: "Namibia, Land of the Brave"
lyrics/music: AAxali DOESEB
adopted: 1991
Population:
2,182,852 (July ...
Climate:
hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic
Natural resources:
diamonds, copper, uranium, gold, silver,
lead, tin, lith...
Environment - current issues:
limited natural freshwater resources;
desertification; wildlife poaching; land
degradation h...
Religions:
Christian 80% to 90% (at least 50%
Lutheran), indigenous beliefs 10% to
20%
Population growth rate:
0.75% (2013...
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 52.03 years
male: 52.36 years
female: 51.69 years (2013 est.)
Infant mortality...
Government:
Legal system:
mixed legal system of unmodified
civil law based on Roman-Dutch law
and customary law
Suffrage:
...
The politics of Namibia
takes place in a framework
of a semi-presidential
representative democratic
public, whereby
the pr...
GDP (purchasing power parity):
$17.79 billion (2013 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP):
$8,200 (2013 est.)
GDP (official exchang...
Unemployment rate:
51.2% (2008 est.)
Exports - commodities:
diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead,
uranium; cattle, processed...
Military branches:
Namibian Defense Force (NDF): Army,
Navy, Air Force (2013)
Military service age and obligation:
18 year...
Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 351,431
females age 16-49: 311,513 (2010
est.)
Namibia does not have a...
Education:
Literacy Rate:
age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.8%
male: 89%
female: 88.5% (2010 est
Sch...
Namibia has compulsory free education
for 10 years between the ages of 6 and
16. Grades 1–7 are primary level,
grades 8–12...
Most schools in Namibia are state-run,
but a few private schools are also part
of the country's education system.
There ar...
10
interesting
Facts
About
Namibia ^_^
1. The Welwitschia Mirabilis, a fossil
plant that can be found in the Namib
Desert, has a lifespan that can reach
2,000 ye...
4. The members of the Herero
community of Namibia gather every
last Sunday of August to pay respect
to those who lost thei...
7. Tsumeb Mine was once Africa’s
richest source of lead and zinc.
8. Dragon’s Breath, located in Hariseb,
is the world’s l...
About the
Author..
Neshani Andreas
-the second eldest of eight children,
-she was born in 1964 in Walvis Bay,
Namibia.
-Neshani trained as a ...
The novel was published in 2001 in
the Heinemann African Writers
Series.Neshani is the first Namibian
to be included in th...
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  1. 1. Lebanon Reported By: Salas, Meia Ester T. BSED2-Eng.
  2. 2. Location: Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Israel and Syria.
  3. 3. Flag Description: Three horizontal bands consisting of red (top), white (middle) and red (bottom) with a green cedar tree centered in the white band; the red bands symbolize blood shed for liberation, the white band denotes peace, the snow of the mountains, and purity; the green cedar tree is the symbol of Lebanon and represents eternity, steadiness, happiness, and prosperity.
  4. 4. National Emblem: “The coat of Arms of Lebanon” Consists of a red shield with a white bend sinister on which is placed a cedar tree. It is very similar to the flag of Lebanon, with the exception of the Spanish fess on the flag being changed into a bend sinister.
  5. 5. Capital and largest City: Beirut Area: total: 10,400 sq km land: 10,230 sq km water: 170 sq km border countries: Israel 79 km, Syria 375 km
  6. 6. National Anthem: "Kulluna lil-watan" (All Of Us, For Our Country!) lyrics/music: Rachid NAKHLE/Wadih SABRA note: adopted 1927; the anthem was chosen following a nationwide competition.
  7. 7. Official Language: Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian Religions: Muslim 59.7% (Shia, Sunni, Druze, Isma'ilite, Alawite or Nusayri), Christian 39% (Maronite Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic, Armenian Orthodox, Syrian Catholic, Armenian Catholic, Syrian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Chaldean, Assyrian, Coptic, Protestant), other 1.3%
  8. 8. Population: 4,131,583 (July 2013 est.)
  9. 9. Birth Rate: 14.79 births/1,000 population (2013 est.) Death Rate: 6.73 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.) Maternal Mortality Rate: 25 deaths/100,000 live births (2010) Total Fertility Rate: 1.75 children born/woman (2013 est.)
  10. 10. Life Expectancy at birth: total population: 75.46 years male: 73.86 years female: 77.13 years (2013 est.) Currency: Lebanese pound Natural Hazards: dust storms, Sand storms
  11. 11. Government: Unitary confessionalist parliamentary constitutional republic. President: Michel Suleiman
  12. 12. Legal System: Mixed legal system of civil law based on the French civil code, Ottoman legal tradition, and religious laws covering personal status, marriage, divorce, and other family relations of the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian communities. 3 branches: Executive Legislative Judicial
  13. 13. Lebanon’s economy follows a laissez- faire model. Most of the economy is dollarized, and the country has no restrictions on the movement of capital across its borders. The Lebanese government’s intervention in foreign trade is minimal. Suffrage: 21 years of age; compulsory for all males; authorized for women at age 21 with elementary education; excludes military personnel.
  14. 14. GDP (purchasing power parity): $64.31 billion (2013 est.) GDP (official exchange rate): $43.49 billion (2013 est.) GDP - per capita (PPP): $15,800 (2013 est.) Gross national saving: 24.6% of GDP (2013 est.)
  15. 15. Labor force: 1.481 million Unemployment rate: NA% GDP - composition, by sector of origin: agriculture: 4.6% industry: 20% services: 75.4% (2013 est.)
  16. 16. Exports - partners: South Africa 19.3%, Switzerland 12.2%, Saudi Arabia 8%, UAE 7.9%, Syria 6.6%, Iraq 4.7% (2012) Imports - partners: US 11.2%, Italy 8.6%, China 8.3%, France 7.2%, Germany 5.6%, Turkey 4.5%, Greece 4.2% (2012)
  17. 17. Military service age and obligation: 17-30 years of age for voluntary military service; 18-24 years of age for officer candidates; no conscription (2013) Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 1,081,016 females age 16-49: 1,115,349 (2010 est.)
  18. 18. The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) has 72,000 active personnel, including 1,100 in the air force, and 1,000 in the navy. Lebanon is a major recipient of foreign military aid. With $400 million since 2005, it is the second largest per capita recipient of American military aid behind Israel
  19. 19. Education: Literacy Rate: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 89.6% male: 93.4% female: 86% (2007 est.) School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education): total: 13 years male: 13 years female: 13 years (2012)
  20. 20. Listed by the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Global Information Technology Report, Lebanon has been ranked globally as the fourth best country for math and science education, and as the tenth best overall for quality of education. In quality of management schools, the country was ranked 13th worldwide. Both public and private, largely operate in French or English.
  21. 21. Lebanon has forty-one nationally accredited universities, several of which are internationally recognized: The American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Université Saint-Joseph (USJ) were the first Anglophone and the first Francophone universities to open in Lebanon, respectively.
  22. 22. 10 Interesting Facts in Lebanon. 
  23. 23. Fact 1 Lebanon used to be known as the “Switzerland of the East” due to the diversity and financial power that it enjoyed. Fact 2 The capital city Beirut, used to be called the “Paris of the Middle East’ because it was at one time a thriving city with a rich culture and attracted tourists from all over the world. When the war was over, extensive efforts were made to redevelop the national infrastructure and the failing economy.
  24. 24. Fact 3 It is widely believed that Jesus Christ performed his first miracle here. Fact 4 The country’s name is known to be the oldest in the world and has remained unchanged for over 4000 years. Fact 5 Byblos is the world’s oldest, continuously occupied city and the first alphabet was also created here.
  25. 25. Fact 6 The world’s first ever law school was founded in the city of Beirut in Lebanon. Fact 7 The cedar which is a native tree of Lebanon is mentioned 75 times in the Old Testament. Fact 8 Beirut was destroyed and built from scratch seven times and is known as the “Phoenix”.
  26. 26. Fact 9 It is the one and only Asian country that has absolutely no desert. Fact 10 The first ever people to build a boat and set sail in it were the Phoenicians who were the original occupants of Lebanon.
  27. 27. By: Khalil Gibran The Prophet
  28. 28. (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in the north of modern-day Lebanon (then part of Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire) As a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic literature,
  29. 29. Especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero. He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose.
  30. 30. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960’s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.
  31. 31. Namibia
  32. 32. Location: Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and
  33. 33. Area: total: 824,292 sq km country comparison to the world: 34 land: 823,290 sq km water: 1,002 sq km Land boundaries: total: 3,936 km border countries: Angola 1,376 km, Botswana 1,360 km, South Africa 967 km, Zambia 233 km
  34. 34. Flag Description: Red signifies the heroism of the people and their determination build a future of equal opportunity for all; white stands for peace, unity, tranquillity, and harmony; blue represents the Namibian sky and the Atlantic Ocean, the country's precious water resources and rain; the yellow sun denotes power and existence; green symbolizes vegetation and agricultural
  35. 35. Namibian’s Coat of Arms: The arms are based on the flag of Namibia, and are rooted in the sand of the Namib Desert. Rooted in the sand is the unique plant Welwitschia mirabilis, one of the worlds oldest plants, which may live for more than one century.
  36. 36. The two Oryx are indigenous to the semi- arid parts of the country and are pride and brave animals. The headband is made from diamonds, which are of importance to the economy of the country, and are placed in a traditional pattern. The motto represents
  37. 37. National anthem: name: "Namibia, Land of the Brave" lyrics/music: AAxali DOESEB adopted: 1991 Population: 2,182,852 (July 2013 est.) Ethnic groups: black 87.5%, white 6%, mixed 6.5%
  38. 38. Climate: hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic Natural resources: diamonds, copper, uranium, gold, silver, lead, tin, lithium, cadmium, tungsten, zinc, salt, hydropower, fish Land use: arable land: 0.97% permanent crops: 0.01% other: 99.02% (2011) Natural hazards: prolonged periods of drought
  39. 39. Environment - current issues: limited natural freshwater resources; desertification; wildlife poaching; land degradation has led to few conservation areas Languages: English (official) 7%, Afrikaans (common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population), German 32%, indigenous languages
  40. 40. Religions: Christian 80% to 90% (at least 50% Lutheran), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20% Population growth rate: 0.75% (2013 est.) Birth rate: 20.72 births/1,000 population (2013 est.) Death rate: 13.33 deaths/1,000 population (2013
  41. 41. Life expectancy at birth: total population: 52.03 years male: 52.36 years female: 51.69 years (2013 est.) Infant mortality rate: total: 45.62 deaths/1,000 live births male: 48.68 deaths/1,000 live births female: 42.46 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
  42. 42. Government: Legal system: mixed legal system of unmodified civil law based on Roman-Dutch law and customary law Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal Chief of state President :Hifikepunye POHAMBA (since 21
  43. 43. The politics of Namibia takes place in a framework of a semi-presidential representative democratic public, whereby the president of Namibia is elected to a five-year term and is both the head of state and the head of government
  44. 44. GDP (purchasing power parity): $17.79 billion (2013 est.) GDP - per capita (PPP): $8,200 (2013 est.) GDP (official exchange rate): $12.3 billion (2013 est.) GDP - composition, by sector of origin: agriculture: 7.7% industry: 29.6% services: 62.6% (2013 est.)
  45. 45. Unemployment rate: 51.2% (2008 est.) Exports - commodities: diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium; cattle, processed fish, karakul skins Imports - commodities: foodstuffs; petroleum products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals Exchange rates: Namibian dollars (NAD) per US dollar -
  46. 46. Military branches: Namibian Defense Force (NDF): Army, Navy, Air Force (2013) Military service age and obligation: 18 years of age for voluntary military service Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 568,231 (2010 est.) Military expenditures: 3.11% of GDP (2012) country comparison to the world: 19
  47. 47. Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 351,431 females age 16-49: 311,513 (2010 est.) Namibia does not have any enemies in the region but consistently spends more as a percentage of GDP on its military than all of its neighbours, except Angola.
  48. 48. Education: Literacy Rate: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 88.8% male: 89% female: 88.5% (2010 est School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education): total: 11 years male: 11 years female: 11 years (2006)
  49. 49. Namibia has compulsory free education for 10 years between the ages of 6 and 16. Grades 1–7 are primary level, grades 8–12 secondary Curriculum development, educational research, and professional development of teachers is centrally organised by the National Institute for Educational Development (NIED) in
  50. 50. Most schools in Namibia are state-run, but a few private schools are also part of the country's education system. There are four teacher training colleges, three colleges of agriculture, a police training college, a Polytechnic at university level, and a National University.
  51. 51. 10 interesting Facts About Namibia ^_^
  52. 52. 1. The Welwitschia Mirabilis, a fossil plant that can be found in the Namib Desert, has a lifespan that can reach 2,000 years. 2. The Constitution of Namibia is the first constitution to include a provision for environmental protection. 3. Around 14% of Namibia’s land area is
  53. 53. 4. The members of the Herero community of Namibia gather every last Sunday of August to pay respect to those who lost their lives during colonial times. 5. The largest meteorite shower ever, the Gibeon meteorite shower, was discovered in Namibia in 1838. 6. The longest cave system in Namibia
  54. 54. 7. Tsumeb Mine was once Africa’s richest source of lead and zinc. 8. Dragon’s Breath, located in Hariseb, is the world’s largest underground lake. 9. Averaging at 2,500, the free- roaming cheetah population of Namibia is the largest in the world. 10. The Namib Desert is known as the world’s oldest desert.
  55. 55. About the Author..
  56. 56. Neshani Andreas -the second eldest of eight children, -she was born in 1964 in Walvis Bay, Namibia. -Neshani trained as a teacher at Ongwediva Training College and taught English, history, and business economics from 1988 to 1992 in a school in rural northern Namibia, where her first novel The Purple Violet of Oshaantu is set.
  57. 57. The novel was published in 2001 in the Heinemann African Writers Series.Neshani is the first Namibian to be included in this series and this novel is the only Namibian novel that is widely available internationally. The novel has been included in the English Literature curriculum for secondary schools in Zimbabwe.

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