Key: 6230  
Country:
Group: Arabia
Volume: 69
Issued: 1493 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 10,452 sq.km; Population - 3,627,000; Capital - Beirut
A Republic in the Middle East, on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
Economy mainly based on agriculture and trade.
Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire until 1919 when it was occupied by France.
In 1920 it was mandated by the League of Nations to FRANCE together with SYRIA,
and formed the territory called 'Syria-Greater Lebanon'. In 1927 it became a
Republic with some autonomy and its borders were defined separately from Syria.
In 1941 independence was granted by France.
First stamps were issued in 1924 under the French Mandate. Several indirect UPU
memberships, direct since May 15th, 1946. Annual output about 8.
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Inscriptions
GRAND LIBAN and new value surcharged on stamps of France
GD LIBAN and new value surcharged on stamps of France
GRAND LIBAN
REPUBLIQUE LIBANAISE overprinted on stamps of Lebanon
REPUBLIQUE LIBANAISE
LIBAN

Index
LEBANON (GRAND LIBAN)
      French Mandate -1941
         Republic 1927-
      Independent Republic 1941-
      Postage Due Stamps
      Postal Tax Stamps
 
Currency
100 Centimes = 1 Piaster
100 Piasters = 1 Pound
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FRANCE
France

SYRIA
Syria