The Lebanon flag was officially adopted on December 7, 1943. It has the ratio 2:3. It consists of three horizontal bars. The middle one is white and is bigger than the two red outside bars. A green cedar tree is located in the middle. It was drawn up by members of the Lebanese parliament.
The Lebanon flag is full of symbolism. The red represents blood shed in the name of liberation. The white stands for peace, as well as the snow covered mountains in the nation. The green symbolizes steadiness and immortality. The cedar is a biblical symbol.
The design can be dated back to the 1700’s, when the Maronites used a white flag with a green cedar tree on it. Nationalists later added the red stripes to the Lebanon flag. The nation is located in the Middle East, on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
The capital city and largest city is Beirut. The Lebanon flag belongs to a nation whose national anthem or song is titled “Kulluna lil-watan lil 'ula lil-'alam”. The national motto is “All for country, for glory, and the flag!"”. The currency is the Lira .
Some interesting facts about Lebanon:
religion: Islam 59.6%, Christianity 39.1%, other religions 1.3%
languages: Arabic, English, French, Armenian
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