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Geograph and Climate of Lebanon


Lebanon is located in Western Asia. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west along a 225-kilometre (140 miles) coastline, by Syria  to the east and north, and by Palestine to the south. The Lebanon-Syria border stretches for 375 kilometres (233 miles) and the Lebanon-Palestine border for 79 kilometres (49 miles).


Most of Lebanon's area is mountainous terrain, except for the narrow coastline and the Beqaa Valley, which plays an integral role in Lebanon's agriculture. However, climate change and political differences threaten conflict over water resources in the Valley.


Lebanon has a moderate Mediterranean climate. In coastal areas, winters are generally cool and rainy whilst summers are hot and humid. In more elevated areas, temperatures usually drop below freezing during the winter with frequent, sometimes heavy snow; summers are warm and dry. Although most of Lebanon receives a relatively large amount of rainfall annually (compared to its arid surroundings), certain areas in north-eastern Lebanon receive little because of the high peaks of the western mountain front blocking much of the rain clouds that originate over the Mediterranean Sea.


In ancient times, Lebanon housed large forests of the Cedars of Lebanon, which now serve as the country's national emblem. However, centuries of trading cedar trees, used by mariners for boats.

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This structure is King Hiram's tomb located in Hanawai village 9 km. from Tyre city and 1 km from Cana (Qana) where Prophet Jesus (P.B.U.H) performed the wine miracle