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Compare all the major car hire brands including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Alamo and find the best prices for car hire in Lebanon. Car rental in Lebanon includes Theft Waiver (TW), Third Party Liability Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) as well as unlimited mileage when you hire with us.

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Introduction
Lebanon, located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, is bordered by Israel to the south and Syria to the north. The surface area of  4,036 square miles (10,452 km sq) makes it smaller than the state of Connecticut. The modern country of Lebanon was established after World War I, gaining its independence from France in 1941. Over the past few decades, several armed conflicts, most notably a civil war lasting from 1975 to 1990, have damaged the country.

Population and language
Lebanon has more than 4.1 million residents. While primarily ethnically Arab, Lebanon is a diverse country with a population composed of numerous closely interrelated cultures. Many Christian Lebanese people consider themselves Phoenicians rather than Arabs. The most religiously diverse country in the region, it is estimated to be 59% Muslim and 41% Christian. The Shi'a community is estimated to be 27% of the total population, located primarily in southern Lebanon and the Sunni community an estimated 27%, located primarily to the north. The country has more than 460,000 refugees, primarily from Palestine, Iraq, and Syria. Arabic is the official national language, and French is also widely spoken here.

Major cities and tourist destinations
The capital and largest city is Beirut, with an estimated 2 million people. Beirut is best known for its urban nightlife. Other large cities include Tripoli (210,000 residents) and Sidon (150,000 residents). The country's top tourist destinations include historic ruins such as Anjar, Baalbeck, Byblos, and Deir El Qamar.

Climate
Lebanon has four distinct regions: the coastal plain, the Lebanon mountain range running parallel to the Mediterranean coast, the fertile Beqaa valley, and the Anti-Lebanon mountain range. The country has a moderate Mediterranean climate, with weather varying by region. The coastal areas have cool, rainy winters and hot, humid summers. In the mountains, temperatures are much colder, with heavy snow during the winter months. North-eastern Lebanon tends to be drier because of the rain shadow created by the mountains.

Economy
Following the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990), there have been significant efforts to revive the economy and rebuild the country's infrastructure. Despite the global recession, the Lebanese economy has experienced significant recent growth. GDP is estimated at $41.5 billion USD, exports at $5.3 billion USD, and imports at $19.3 billion USD. Major industries include agriculture, tourism, jewelry production, oil, and banking. The monetary unit is the Lebanese pound.

Transportation
There are five airports in the country. International flights depart from Lebanon's major airport, Beirut International Airport in Beirut. Because the railways were heavily damaged by the civil war, highways are the most common ways of getting around within Lebanon. Car hire is the most recommended way for tourists to travel in Lebanon.

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