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Republic of Lebanon is a Middle Eastern countries with coastlines in the west to the Mediterranean. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east, and Israel to the south. Lebanon is by tradition one of the fifteen countries referred to as the cradle of mankind. Beirut is the capital of Lebanon. The country splits into four landscape regions extending parallel to the coast: the narrow and steep coastal strip, which expands to the north and south. The strong kløftete Mount Lebanon which is just over 3000 meters at its highest. The fertile Bekaa Valley, which after that it lies in the rain shadow of Mount Lebanon's why thanks to irrigation still very fertile (viticulture).
The dry Antilibanon-Lebanon mountain range and Mount Hermon, which forms the border with Syria.

In the same manner as landscapes of Lebanon are different, the climate is very different. The coast has a Mediterranean climate with dry and hot summers and wet winters and rain kingdom. In the mountains it is a typical mountain climate, where most of the precipitation in winter falls as snow. At the border with Syria is a dry steppe climate, while the transition to the desert climate formation in southern Syria and Jordan. In Beirut is the average day temperature of 18 ° C in January and 30 ° C in July and August. In December the average eleven days of rain in Beirut while August is perfectly dry.

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