Full Name:Lebanon Beirut
Capital:The Republic of Lebanon
On September 1, 1920, the state of Greater Lebanon, with French military administration, was proclaimed under a flag derived from French and biblical symbols. The cedar tree was pictured on the white central stripe of the French Tricolour, although earlier it had been emblazoned on a plain flag carried by Christian troops in the Lebanese Legion during World War I. In early historic times cedars of Lebanon were plentiful throughout the area. The cedar tree was mentioned in the Bible as a symbol of strength and wealth and had long been associated with the Lebanese Christian minority.
The flag of Lebanon consists of three horizontal bands consisting of red (top), white (middle, double width), and red (bottom) with a green Lebanon cedar tree centred in the white band.
The green Lebanon Cedar in the middle touches each of the red stripes and its width is one third of the width of the flag.