Lebanon or Lubnan (in Arabic) means “White” referring to the snow on the peaks of the Mount Lebanon, the highest of the Levant.
The Lebanese flag is made out of three horizontal stripes: two red stripes separated by the green cedar in the middle of the white central stripe. The cedar, symbol of Lebanon, when first drawn in 1943, had the brown color of earth and cedar tree bole real colors of the wood and branches before it was modernized.
State of the Near East, the Lebanon is limited in the North and East by Syria along 278km of borders, and in the south and south-East by Israel/occupied Palestine along 79km of borders; on the west Lebanon has a long coastal line of 220km.
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