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Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Figure 6. Transporation System


    The result of an Israeli attack on a Middle East Airlines jetliner
    Courtesy United States Navy/ Photo by Robert Feary

    Lebanon's mountainous terrain limits transportation between different parts of the country. Transportation has also been limited by warfare in the 1970s and 1980s; by militia control of key ports, highways, and access points; by the destruction of the country's former railroad network; and by the near-destruction of its aviation links with the rest of the world.

    Data as of December 1987

    NOTE: The information regarding Lebanon on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lebanon TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lebanon TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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