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|Date of Independence:|
|22 November 1943|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|167 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|125 of 242 in the World|
Lebanon is located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, in the Middle East. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east, Israel to the south, and the Mediterranean to the west. The coastal strip is fertile, but the interior of the country is very mountainous – reaching up to 10,125 ft (3,086) in places. The fertile El Beqaa valley separates the central range of mountains, running roughly north-south through the country, from another mountain range which forms the border with Syria.
The capital city is Beirut, situated on the coast. The country covers an area of about 3950 square miles (10,230 square kilometers), and has a population of 3.2 million (1999 figures). The population is roughly 83% Lebanese Arab, 10% Palestinian Arabs, 5% Armenian and 2% other ethnic groups. 70% of the population is Muslim and 30% Christian.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Lebanon.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
Prior to independence, aircraft based in Lebanon were registered in the F-Oxxx series for ‘France Outre-mer’ aircraft. After independence, the sequence LR-xxx was used 1944-54. In 1952 the registration prefix OD-xxx was adopted, eg: OD-AHD.
All-time Lebanon – civil aircraft register (L-Raaa LR-aaa OD-aaa).
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Military Air Arms
Air Force (Lebanese Air Force)
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation (Lebanese Government)
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – no helicopter EMS/Rescue service available
Police Aviation – the Air Force performs public security duties.
To be added
Small numbers of a locally built aircraft called the Rayak were produced in the 1930s.
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added
Magazines Guide for Lebanon
Lebanon Aviation Bibliography – to be added