Lebanon is a country located in the Middle East. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west. Land borders are the countries of Syria to the north and east, and Israel to the south.
Lebanon has a coastline that stretches for approximately 140 miles. The country covers a total area of about 4,000 square miles, making it the 170th-largest country in the world. The capital and largest city of Lebanon is Beirut, situated along the western coast. Beirut is at sea level, covering an area of about 8 square miles. The city had a population of about 360,000 people, as of 2012. The estimated total population as of 2014 is 5.9 million people, making it the 110th most populated country in the world.