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National Data

Lebanon Flag Lebanon Flag
Country Lebanon
Country code LB
City Beirut
Form of government Unitary Parliamentary Republic
Size in km² 10230
Population 5850743
Year of construction 1933


Type Semi-circle
Volume 26400
Architect Mardiros H. Altounan (AM)


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LB Parliament


Lebanon's national assembly building is revivalist of orientalism and predated the golden age of the 1950's that would turn Beirut into the Arab world's avant-garde capital. Since its independence in 1926, the electoral laws of the unicameral parliament are based on a confessional quorum. But as the relative political weight of the confessional groups is a highly sensitive issue, no official census has been carried out since 1932.

Facts & Figures

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Members of parliament 128 GPD per capita in PPP in US$ 17.462
Number of women 4 HDI 0,769
Pop. per MP 45.709 Democracy index 4,86
CO2 total 21.108 CO2 per capita 4,25


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