Lebanon is bounded on the north and east by Syria, on the west by the Mediterranean, and on the south by Israel.
The country consists of two mountain chains, the Lebanon and the ante-Lebanon; a narrow coastal strip, where all the major cities lie; and a fertile plain, the Bekaa valley, which lies between the two mountain chains and provides most of the local agricultural produce.
The capital, Beirut, was chosen for its ideal location on the Mediterranean and acts as the heart of Lebanon's banking industry, tourism, and trade. Concrete manufacturing is a major source of jobs within the country, wine production and agriculture is prevalent in the Bekka Valley.
In a constant state of fear due to past and present civil wars, the people of Lebanon are weary of the turmoil and economic struggles they have endured but continue to work towards a stable capitalistic economy.