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The country of Lebanon is located in Western Asia. Lebanon is between the Mediterranean Sea and Syria. While Syria also borders Lebanon on the north, Israel borders on the south.&nbsp; The primary language is Arabic, with many also speaking French.&nbsp;&nbsp;Other common languages include Aremenian, Greek,&nbsp;Hebrew, and English.<br>  
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'''STATISTICS'''&nbsp;(taken from&nbsp;World Health Statistics, 2007*):<br>
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The country of Lebanon is located in Western Asia. Lebanon is between the Mediterranean Sea and Syria. While Syria also borders Lebanon on the north, Israel borders on the south.&nbsp; The primary language is Arabic, with many also speaking French.&nbsp;&nbsp;Other common languages include Aremenian, Greek,&nbsp;Hebrew, and English.<br>
 
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Total population: 3,577,000<br>
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Gross national income per capita (PPP international $): 5,740
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Life expectancy at birth m/f (years): 68/73
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Healthy life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2002): 59/62
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Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births): 30
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Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population): 195/135
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Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2004): 817
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Total expenditure on health as&nbsp;% of GDP (2004): 11.6
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''*Figures are for 2005 unless indicated.''
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'''Timeline:'''  
 
'''Timeline:'''  
  
*3000-539 BC - Phoenicians, a maritime culture<br>  
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*3000-539 BC - Phoenicians, a maritime culture<br>
*220&nbsp;AD - Roman Rule<br>  
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*220&nbsp;AD - Roman Rule<br>
*1110-1124 - Invasion of the Crusaders<br>  
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*1110-1124 - Invasion of the Crusaders<br>
*1124 - Lebanon Surrendered to the Crusaders<br>  
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*1124 - Lebanon Surrendered to the Crusaders<br>
*1124-1880 - Catholic influence since the time of the Crusaders<br>  
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*1124-1880 - Catholic influence since the time of the Crusaders<br>
*1880 - Combined with Syria under the Ottoman Empire<br>  
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*1880 - Combined with Syria under the Ottoman Empire<br>
*World War I&nbsp;- Collapse of the Ottoman Empire results in the five Lebanese provices being mandated to France.<br>  
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*World War I&nbsp;- Collapse of the Ottoman Empire results in the five Lebanese provices being mandated to France.<br>
*1943 - Lebanon gained Independence, establishing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessionalism_%28politics%29 ''Confessionalism'']<br>  
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*1943 - Lebanon gained Independence, establishing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessionalism_%28politics%29 ''Confessionalism'']<br>
*1946 - French troops withdrew<br>  
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*1946 - French troops withdrew<br>
*1948 - Arab-Israeli War<br>  
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*1948 - Arab-Israeli War<br>
*1949-1975 - Years of Prosperity, based on financial power and tourism<br>  
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*1949-1975 - Years of Prosperity, based on financial power and tourism<br>
*1975-1990 - Lebanese Civil War<br>  
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*1975-1990 - Lebanese Civil War<br>
*1990-2004 - Reconstruction<br>  
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*1990-2004 - Reconstruction<br>
*2005 - Cedar Revolution, in which Prime Minister is assassinated<br>  
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*2005 - Cedar Revolution, in which Prime Minister is assassinated<br>
*2006 - Month-long War between&nbsp;Israel and Hezbollah<br>  
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*2006 - Month-long War between&nbsp;Israel and Hezbollah<br>
*2007 - Nahr al-Bared Conflict<br>  
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*2007 - Nahr al-Bared Conflict<br>
*2008 - Doha Agreement, Reconstruction<br>  
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*2008 - Doha Agreement, Reconstruction<br>
 
*2008-2010 -&nbsp;Re-establishment of financial power and tourism  
 
*2008-2010 -&nbsp;Re-establishment of financial power and tourism  
*2011 - Government Collapse<br>
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*2011 - Government Collapse
 
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== Getting started with Lebanon research  ==
 
== Getting started with Lebanon research  ==
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Unfortunately, because of damage to civil infrastructure during wartime and current political unrest, Lebanese research can be difficult to obtain.  
 
Unfortunately, because of damage to civil infrastructure during wartime and current political unrest, Lebanese research can be difficult to obtain.  
  
However, there is a movement among Lebanese people in a variety of communities to organize historical records and collaborate on genealogy work.<br>  
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However, there is a movement among Lebanese people in a variety of communities to organize historical records and collaborate on genealogy work.<br>
  
See below, under Research for a few helpful links.<br>  
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See below, under Research for a few helpful links.<br>
  
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
  
Lebanon is divided into six governorates and further subdivided into twenty-five districts.&nbsp; The districts themselves are also divided into several municipalities, each enclosing a group of cities or villages:<br>  
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Lebanon is divided into six governorates and further subdivided into twenty-five districts.&nbsp; The districts themselves are also divided into several municipalities, each enclosing a group of cities or villages:<br>
  
Beirut Governorate (city of Beirut only)<br>  
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Beirut Governorate (city of Beirut only)<br>
  
Nabatieh Governorate (Jabal Amel)<br>  
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Nabatieh Governorate (Jabal Amel)<br>
  
*Bint Jbeil<br>  
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*Bint Jbeil<br>
*Hasbaya<br>  
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*Hasbaya<br>
*Marjeyoun<br>  
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*Marjeyoun<br>
 
*Nabatieh<br>
 
*Nabatieh<br>
  
Beqaa Governorate<br>  
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Beqaa Governorate<br>
  
*Baalbek<br>  
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*Baalbek<br>
*Hermel<br>  
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*Hermel<br>
*Rashaya<br>  
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*Rashaya<br>
*Western Beqaa (al-Beqaa al-Gharbi)<br>  
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*Western Beqaa (al-Beqaa al-Gharbi)<br>
 
*Zahle<br>
 
*Zahle<br>
  
North Governorate (al-Shamal)<br>  
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North Governorate (al-Shamal)<br>
  
*Akkar<br>  
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*Akkar<br>
*Batroun<br>  
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*Batroun<br>
*Bsharri<br>  
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*Bsharri<br>
*Koura<br>  
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*Koura<br>
*Miniyeh-Danniyeh<br>  
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*Miniyeh-Danniyeh<br>
*Tripoli<br>  
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*Tripoli<br>
 
*Zgharta<br>
 
*Zgharta<br>
  
Mount Lebanon Governorate (Jabal Lubnan)<br>  
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Mount Lebanon Governorate (Jabal Lubnan)<br>
  
*Aley<br>  
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*Aley<br>
*Baabda<br>  
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*Baabda<br>
*Byblos (Jbeil)<br>  
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*Byblos (Jbeil)<br>
*Chouf<br>  
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*Chouf<br>
*Keserwan<br>  
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*Keserwan<br>
 
*Matn<br>
 
*Matn<br>
  
South Governorate (al-Janoub)<br>  
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South Governorate (al-Janoub)<br>
  
*Jezzine<br>  
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*Jezzine<br>
*Sidon (Saida)<br>  
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*Sidon (Saida)<br>
 
*Tyre (Sur)<br>
 
*Tyre (Sur)<br>
  
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==
  
The following websites and organizations are helpful in&nbsp;Lebanon research:  
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The following websites and organizations are helpful in Lebanon research:  
  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/lebanon/ Lebanon Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/lebanon/ Lebanon Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://www.genealogytoday.com/family/syrian/ Lebanese Research]  
 
*[http://www.genealogytoday.com/family/syrian/ Lebanese Research]  
*[http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/lebanon.htm Lebanese Newspapers]
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*[http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/lebanon.htm Lebanese Newspapers]  
 
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*[http://www.fallingrain.com/world/LE/ Lebanese Gazeteer]
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== Help Wanted  ==
 
== Help Wanted  ==
  
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
  
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*[[Lebanon Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Lebanon Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Lebanon Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Lebanon Census|Census]]
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*[[Lebanon Church Directories|Church Directories]]
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*[[Lebanon Church History|Church History]]
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*[[Lebanon Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Lebanon Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
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*[[Lebanon Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Lebanon Dwellings|Dwellings]]
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*[[Lebanon Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Lebanon Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[Lebanon Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
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*[[Lebanon History|History]]
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*[[Lebanon Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Lebanon Language and Languages|Languages]]
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*[[Lebanon Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Lebanon Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Lebanon Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]
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*[[Lebanon Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[Lebanon Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[Lebanon Nobility|Nobility]]
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*[[Lebanon Notarial Records|Notarial Records]]
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*[[Lebanon Occupations|Occupations]]
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*[[Lebanon Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Lebanon Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Lebanon Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
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*[[Lebanon Societies|Societies]]
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Revision as of 05:50, 30 November 2012

The country of Lebanon is located in Western Asia. Lebanon is between the Mediterranean Sea and Syria. While Syria also borders Lebanon on the north, Israel borders on the south.  The primary language is Arabic, with many also speaking French.  Other common languages include Aremenian, Greek, Hebrew, and English.

Timeline:

  • 3000-539 BC - Phoenicians, a maritime culture
  • 220 AD - Roman Rule
  • 1110-1124 - Invasion of the Crusaders
  • 1124 - Lebanon Surrendered to the Crusaders
  • 1124-1880 - Catholic influence since the time of the Crusaders
  • 1880 - Combined with Syria under the Ottoman Empire
  • World War I - Collapse of the Ottoman Empire results in the five Lebanese provices being mandated to France.
  • 1943 - Lebanon gained Independence, establishing Confessionalism
  • 1946 - French troops withdrew
  • 1948 - Arab-Israeli War
  • 1949-1975 - Years of Prosperity, based on financial power and tourism
  • 1975-1990 - Lebanese Civil War
  • 1990-2004 - Reconstruction
  • 2005 - Cedar Revolution, in which Prime Minister is assassinated
  • 2006 - Month-long War between Israel and Hezbollah
  • 2007 - Nahr al-Bared Conflict
  • 2008 - Doha Agreement, Reconstruction
  • 2008-2010 - Re-establishment of financial power and tourism
  • 2011 - Government Collapse

Getting started with Lebanon research

Unfortunately, because of damage to civil infrastructure during wartime and current political unrest, Lebanese research can be difficult to obtain.

However, there is a movement among Lebanese people in a variety of communities to organize historical records and collaborate on genealogy work.

See below, under Research for a few helpful links.

Jurisdictions

Lebanon is divided into six governorates and further subdivided into twenty-five districts.  The districts themselves are also divided into several municipalities, each enclosing a group of cities or villages:

Beirut Governorate (city of Beirut only)

Nabatieh Governorate (Jabal Amel)

  • Bint Jbeil
  • Hasbaya
  • Marjeyoun
  • Nabatieh

Beqaa Governorate

  • Baalbek
  • Hermel
  • Rashaya
  • Western Beqaa (al-Beqaa al-Gharbi)
  • Zahle

North Governorate (al-Shamal)

  • Akkar
  • Batroun
  • Bsharri
  • Koura
  • Miniyeh-Danniyeh
  • Tripoli
  • Zgharta

Mount Lebanon Governorate (Jabal Lubnan)

  • Aley
  • Baabda
  • Byblos (Jbeil)
  • Chouf
  • Keserwan
  • Matn

South Governorate (al-Janoub)

  • Jezzine
  • Sidon (Saida)
  • Tyre (Sur)

Research Tools

The following websites and organizations are helpful in Lebanon research:

Help Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

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