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return toWorld Statesmen.orgLebanonto 1 Oct 1918 1698 - 16 Jan 1842 Banu Shihab Emirate1 Oct 1918 - 1 Sep 19201 Sep 1920 - 7 Dec 1943Adopted 7 Dec 1943Mapof LebanonHearNational AnthemKoullouna LiloutataanLilOula LilAlam(All for the Country, for theGlory, for the Flag)Textof National AnthemAdopted 12 Jul 1927Constitution(23 May 1926)Capital: BeirutCurrency: Lebanese Pound(LBP)National Holiday: 22 Nov (1943)Independence DayPopulation: 3,874,050 (2006)GDP: $23.69 billion (2005)Exports: $1.78 billion (2005)Imports: $8.55 billion (2005)Ethnic groups: Lebanese Arab 71.2%, Palestinian12.1%,Armenian 6.8%, Kurd 6.1%, other 2.6% (2000)Total Armed Forces: 72,100 (2003),UNIFIL Force: 2,000 (Aug. 2004)Merchant marine: 42 ships (2005)Religions: Muslim 55.3% (of which Shia 34%,Sunni 21.3%,Ismailite, Alawite); Christian 37.6% (of which Catholic25.1%[Maronite 19%, Greek Catholic or Melakite 4.6%]; Orthodox11.7%[Greek Orthodox 6%, Armenian Apostolic 5.2%];Protestant 0.5%), Druze 7.1% (1995)note: 17 religious sects recognizedInternationalOrganizations/Treaties: ABEDA, AFESD, AL, AMF, BTWC, CTBT (signatory),FAO, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC,IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITSO,ITU, MIGA, NAM, NPT, NTBT, OAS (observer), OIC, OIF, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO,UNFCC, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNRWA, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO (observer)Lebanon IndexChronologyc.1800 BC - 332 BCLocation of Phoenician cities of Byblos (Jubayl),Tyre, Sidon, and Beyryt (Beirut); subsequentlyruled by the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks,Romans, Byzantines, Crusaders, and Arabs.1118Emirs of the Banu Ma`n replace the (somewhatlegendary) Al Tanukh emirs.1287Part of Mameluke Sultanate of Egypt.1516Part of the Ottoman Empire.1585 - 1590Direct Ottoman rule.1698Banu Shihab replace Banu Ma`n.27 May 1832Annexed by Egypt (both nominally Ottoman).10 Oct 1840Ottoman rule restored.16 Jan 1842Mount Lebanon emirate ended, Ottomans divideLebanon administratively, creating a christiandistrict in the north and an area under Druzecontrol in the south.16 Aug 1860 - 5 Jul 1861 Occupation by France.9 Jun 1861Special status of Mount Lebanon within OttomanEmpire.1 Oct 1918Annexed by Syria.7 Oct 1918Occupied by France and Britain (to 24 Oct 1918).1 Sep 1920State of Great Lebanon (part of French Syrianmandate [headquartered in Beirut]).1 Sep 1926Lebanese Republic (under separated from Syrianstate, remains part of French Syria mandate).10 Jun 1940 - 15 Jul 1941 Administration loyal to Vichy France(after 15 Jul 1941 Free French).15 Jul 1941 - 31 Dec 1946 Anglo-French occupation (U.K. exits17 Apr 1946).26 Nov 1941Independence from France declared(Lebanese Republic).22 Nov 1943Independence recognized by France.2 Nov 1975 - 25 Apr 2005 Syrian troops garrison Lebanon.6 Jun 1982 - 22 May 2000 Southern Lebanon occupiedby Israel.12 Jul 2006 - 8 Sep 2006 Southern Lebanon occupiedby Israel.French MandateSyria amp; Lebanon(1919-1946)SouthernLebanon(1978-2002

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