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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishLebanonLeb‧a‧non /ˈlebənən, -nɒn $ -nən, -nɑːn/, the Lebanon  a country in the Middle East on the Mediterranean Sea, between Israel and Syria. It was once a rich country that was popular with tourists, and was an important business and financial centre. But a long civil war in the 1970s and 1980s did a lot of damage to the country, as opposing political and religious groups, supported by Israel, Syria, and the PLO, fought against each other. Population: 4,131,583 (2014). Capital: Beirut.Lebanese /ˌlebəˈniːz◂/ noun, adjective
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