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Middle East

Location: Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Israel and Syria
Geographic coordinates: 33° 50' N, 35° 50' E
Coastline km: 225 km km
Climate: Mediterranean; mild to cool, wet winters with hot, dry summers; Lebanon mountains experience heavy winter snows
Terrain: narrow coastal plain; El Beqaa (Bekaa Valley) separates Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon Mountains
Elevation: lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m highest point: Qurnat as Sawda' 3,088 m
Natural hazards: dust storms, sandstorms
Currency: Lebanese pound (LBP)
Population: 3,874,050 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian
Capital: Beirut
Divisions: 8 governorates (mohafazat, singular - mohafazah); Aakar, Baalbek-Hermel, Beyrouth, Beqaa, Liban-Nord, Liban-Sud, Mont-Liban, Nabatiye

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By Dive The Med , 20-03-2009

Diving in Lebanon - Numerous dive sites ranging from drop off walls to shipwrecks & torpedo carriers in adddition to natural underwater bridges...

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