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About Lebanon

Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic is a country in the Middle East of Asia. Lebanon was one of the founding countries of the United Nations. The country has the highest human development index in the Arab Region.

While the economy of the country is predominantly Gold and Jewelry Exports. Lebanon also is well known for tourism. It was dubbed as Paris of the Middle East.

The country is still in its nascent stages of Oil Exploration

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionMiddle East
Capital CityBeirut
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
Official LanguagesArabic
CurrencyLebanese pound, LBP
Phone Code +961
Important CitiesBeirut, Tripoli, Sidon, Tyre, Jounieh, Byblos, Aley, Nabatieh, Baalbek, Zahle, Zgharta-Ehden, Batroun
National DayIndependence Day (Nov-22)
GDP (nominal)USD 21.780 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking143
Primary IndustriesExternal debt,Currency crisis,Corruption and political instability
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsSyria, Israel
Member of(Arab League), ( Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( Union for the Mediterranean), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsGems & Jewellery, Plastics and Products, Fruits and Nuts, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cosmetics and Accessories, Household Items & Products, Books and Papers, Pharmaceutical Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Gems & Jewellery, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Pharmaceutical Products, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Edible Oils & Seeds, Books and Papers, Wood and Pulp, Live Animals and Animal Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Ceramic Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Household Items & Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 3.492 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 19.053 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 15.561 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaIndia has provided $ 1 million ($500,000 in 2014 to Lebanon Humanitarian Fund and $500,000 in 2016 to Lebanon Response Fund) as part of India’s commitments made at the Pledging Conferences on Syria held in Kuwait in 2014 and 2015.
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Gems & Jewellery, Machinery & Appliances, Wood and Pulp, Books and Papers, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Cereals & Pulses, Silk & Textiles, Electrical Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Plastics and Products, Plants and Flowers, Live Animals and Animal Products, Other Products
Major Imports from IndiaElectrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Gems & Jewellery, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Machinery & Appliances, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Ceramic Products, Cereals & Pulses, Chemical Products, Books and Papers, Edible Oils & Seeds, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Building & Construction Products & Services, Spices, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Instruments & Optical Solutions
India's Imports ValueUSD 92.49 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 403 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 310.51 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for LebanonEmbassy of India
H.E. Md. Noor Rahman Sheikh
Honourable Ambassador
239, Ibrahim Abed El Aal Street, Ras Beirut,PO Box 113-5240, Beirut [Lebanon]

Embassy Details of Lebanon in IndiaLebanon
Embassy of Lebanon
H.E. Mr. Rabie Narsh
A-15/21,Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-26153733, 26151415 (O)