Lebanon is dominated by two mountain ranges that run from north to south. The fertile farmlands of the Bekaa Valley lie sandwiched between them. Around 2500 B.C., the seafaring Phoenicians became the first people to establish a civilization in this part of the world. Centuries later, in the 1920’s, the French were in control. Total independence from France came in 1946, and today most of the people are Arabs who have settled in the country’s towns and cities. One –fourth lives in or around the capital.
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