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The Lebanese pound is the currency of Lebanon. It used to be divided into 100 piastres but due to inflation these subdivisions are no longer in use.
Lebanon is a sovereign state in Western Asia. It is bordered by Syria, Israel and the Mediterranean Sea.The earliest evidence of civilization in Lebanon dates back more than seven thousand years, predating recorded history. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabianhinterland facilitated its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity. Lebanon it is the smallest recognized country on the entire mainland Asian continent.
Despite its small size the country has developed a well-known culture and has been highly influential in the Arab world, powered by its large diaspora. Before the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990), the country experienced a period of relative calm and renowned prosperity, driven by tourism, agriculture, commerce, and banking. Because of its financial power and diversity in its heyday, Lebanon was referred to as the "Switzerland of the East" during the 1960s and its capital, Beirut, attracted so many tourists that it was known as "the Paris of the Middle East".
The capital of Lebanon, Beirut, has one of the best Mediterranean beaches and is as beautiful as many of its rivals!
Wine has been produced in Lebanon for six millennia, beginning with the Romans and still ongoing today with vineyards open to tourists and visitors.
The Lebanese pound is the official currency of Lebanon. The ISO 4127 currency code for the Lebanese Pound is LBP.