Lebanon’s History and Geography, Up Close And Personal!


Lebanon is located in the East of the Mediterranean. It is 212 km long and it is 85 km wide from East to West. It is one of the world’s smallest countries, with its area being just 10, 452 square kilometers. Nonetheless, what it lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in geographical diversity.

Lebanon’s enthralling history stretches back to thousands of years ago. It even dates back to the prehistoric man who lived in caves and traveled the river valleys searching for shelter and food. Throughout history, many foreign empires were captivated by Lebanon’s natural resources and strategic positioning which bridged the East and West. These empires were able to successfully conquer and colonize the land.
A Taste of Lebanon's History
5000 B.C. The Beginnings of Agriculture
1100 B.C. The Phoenicians Kings of Mediterranean Trade
64 B.C. The Roman Conquest
661 The Umayyads
750 A New Dynasty: The Abbassids
1096 The Seljuks and the First Crusade
1291 The Mamlukes Drive Out the crusaders
1516 The Ottoman Empire
1920 French Mendate
1943 Independance and National Pact
1975 Lebanese Civil War Begins
1992 Taef Pact – End of Civil War

Lebanon is overloaded with beautiful historical and geographical attractions to visit and see for yourself! Why not book a room at a hotel in the Cedars village, near the stunning Cedars reservation?
Another great site to see is the village of Laklouk where you can book your stay at the Shangri-La Hotel.

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