Population: 6.007 million (2016)
Official language: Arabic
Currency: Lebanese pound (LBP)
Important ministry: Ministry of Education and Higher Education
Official statistics office: Central Office of Statistics
Trade associations: Syndicate of Publishers’ Union
Annual book fair: Beirut International Arab Book Fair (Maarad al kitab al duwali) held in December and organised by the Arab Cultural Club ) and a french fair, Salon francophone du livre de Beyrouth. held in November.