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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Lebanon

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LEBANON
LEBANON

Certain areas of Lebanon are still under the control of local militias.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Lebanon - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

961

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

RL

Internet country code

LB

GRC Country Code

LEB

Lebanon - Number format

   1,234.45

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Lebanon - Languages

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The national language is standard Arabic External. About 93% of the population speak North Levantine Spoken Arabic External. There are also some 235 000 speakers of Armenian External.

Lebanon - Personal names and forms of address

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Forms of address are often not used at all in Lebanon. Where they are, they are likely to be in French, Arabic or (less often) Turkish.

Women usually take their husband’s family name upon marriage.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Lebanon - Company legal forms

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Lebanese company types include:

   Branch 
   Commercial Representation 
   Holding Company 
   Insurance Company 
   Offshore Company 
   Real Estate Company 
   Representative Office    
   Société Anonyme Libanaise (SAL)Joint Stock Company 
   Société à Responsabilité Limitée (SARL) – Limited Liability Partnership Company 

Lebanon - Address formats

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Addresses will be written in Arabic, French or English, and may contain street addresses or post office box numbers. The format is:

   Contact name
   {Other optional information such as company name}
   [Building name/number ][Street name/number]{[ Floor information]}
   {Sector or municipality name[ ]}Caza name[ ]Postal code

For example:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Lebanon - Post office box

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This is found written P.O. Box or Boîte Postale in transliterated addresses.

Lebanon - Postal codes

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Lebanon began introducing postal codes in 2000, and the new system will be rolled out over the whole country in the next years. The new postal code contains four consecutive digits in rural areas (and for post offices and government offices) and eight digits in urban areas in the format:

   9999[ ]9999

The first four numbers indicate the “postal zone”, a sector within a town, or a village. The final four digits indicate the “postal code extension”, which pinpoint a single building within a postal zone. For areas with an eight-digit postal code, those odd-numbered codes indicate private residences, even-numbered codes indicate businesses. Large users (LVR’s - Large Volume Receivers) and post office boxes also have eight-digit postal codes.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Lebanon - Postal code format graphic

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Lebanon - Postal code format

Lebanon - Postal code specifics

n/a.

Lebanon - Postal code regular expression

\A(\d{4,4}|\d{4,4}( )\d{4,4})\Z

Lebanon - Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Lebanon

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Refer to Exonyms in Lebanon for full lists of place names in Lebanon in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Lebanon - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

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Lebanon has 8 governorates External (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah). They are:

   Aakkâr
   Al Biqa’ External
   Baalbek-Hermel
   Bayrut External
   Liban-Nord External
   Liban-Sud External
   Mont-Liban External
   Nabatiyah External

Telephone numbers in Lebanon

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Lebanese area codes have 1 or 2 digits when dialled from abroad. Full numbers have a length of 7 or 8 digits. Mobile numbers have the area codes 3, 70, 71, 761, 763, 764, 765, 766, 767, 768, 769, 788, 789, 791, 793 or 81.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External


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