Landscape view of Lebanon

Lebanon πŸ‡±πŸ‡§

Beirut

Middle East, Asia

Lebanon is part of Asia with capital at Beirut. Official language is Arabic. Lebanon uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+02:00 with daylight saving time. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Lebanon uses the Lebanese pound (symbol: ?.?), code LBP.Banknotes come in denominations of 100000, 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000 and 1000 pounds. Pound is subdivided into 100 piastres. Coins come in denominations of 500 and 250 pounds.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Lebanon. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Lebanon is on average 1.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Lebanon is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 31,734.82 LBP, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Alfa or Touch. Lebanon uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Lebanon upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Lebanon, dial +, then 961 (the country code for Lebanon), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Lebanon, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Lebanon uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type G.

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In Lebanon you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways and 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

112

Ambulance

140

Fire department

175

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Last updated: April 17, 2019