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Country Profile: Lebanon

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Fact File

Capital

Beirut

Other Cities

Hermel, Aley, Chouf, Baalbek

Official languages

Arabic, French

Area

Total 10,452 km2

Population

(2009est) 4,099,000

Currency

Lebanese Pound


Overview

Lebanon is a country in Western Asia, on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east, and Israel to the south.  The country gained its independence in 1943 and has been growing and expanding ever since. 

Languages and Dialects

The official language of Lebanon is Arabic, however French is also considered to be a secondary official language.  The majority of Lebanese people speak Lebanese Arabic, and sometimes French and/or English.  Likewise, Lebanese people of Armenian or Greek descent often speak Armenian or Greek fluently.

Business Developments

The nation of Lebanon is extremely suitable for agricultural industry, being that it has large reserves of water and good farmland, it also has the largest amount of arable land in the world among Arab speaking nations.  Apples, peaches, oranges and lemons are among the most common agricultural products, though the agricultural industry in only about 15% of total GDP for the nation of Lebanon.

Educational Developments

Education in Lebanon is state funded and mandatory until secondary level.  Lebanon also has one of the highest literacy rates in the Arab world and is considered to have one of the best educational systems overall for Arab speaking countries.  The subjects of focus are usually math, science, history and geography, and Arabic is taught as well as English or French as a secondary language. 
 

Future Development

In the future, Lebanon looks to expand their already booming economy and build upon their various industries, such as agriculture, mining and tourism.  While building on the strength of their well organized educational system and impressive infrastructure, Lebanon will also continue grow and expand as a scientific leader as well.  Furthermore, Lebanon has become a leader in the Arab speaking world and they have begun research to further develop renewable energy resources, such as wind, solar and hydroelectric.

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Areas in which we provide translation services include:

·         Legal Translation                                        

·         Medical and Pharmaceutical Translation

·         Technical Translation for Industry

·         Engineering Translation (including Automotive)

·         Environment and Global Issues Translation

·         Business Translation

·         Financial Translation

·         Scientific Translation

·         News and Media Translation

·         Government Translation

 
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Areas in which we provide interpreting services include:

•    Legal  (including court, depositions, arbitrations, litigations)         

•    Medical (including Pharmaceutical & Medical Conferences)

•    Technical

•    Industry

•    Engineering (including Chemical, Marine, CivilMechanical, Electrical

•   Business   (including Business Conferences, discussions, meetings) 

•    Financial

•    Construction

For more information regarding these services, please visit our main Interpreting Services page. 

Some of the 180 languages for which we provide interpreters:

 

Arabic Interpreting Italian Interpreting
French Interpreting German Interpreting
Spanish Interpreting Korean Interpreting
Chinese Interpreting Japanese Interpreting

For other languages, please visit our Multiple Language Services Interpreting page.

Some of the 180 languages for which we provide interpreters:
 
Arabic Translation Italian Translation
Chinese Translation Japanese Translation
French Translation Korean Translation
German Translation Spanish Translation

For other languages, please visit our Multiple Language Services Translation page.

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