Lebanon's beauty is illuminated by its geography, its narrow
coastal plane and two parallel north/south mountains (the mountains of Lebanon
and anti-Lebanon). The fertile Bekaa valley, with its Litani and Orontes Rivers,
separates these mountains and nourishes the terrain.
Republic stretches along 250 km of the picturesque Eastern Mediterranean coast.
It is only 50 km wide, a lilliput of a country which, on its total of 10452 km2
(4035.54 sq. mi.), is nevertheless endowed with all but the desert of nature's
About 120 km from
Beirut. Known to the Lebanese as the Cedars of the Lord. Some of the remaining
400 trees are over 1500 years old. The Cedar tree, majestic and indestructible,
is the emblem of Lebanon and adorns its flag.