More than 600,000 Syrians have registered with the United Nations in Lebanon as refugees but the Lebanese government estimates there are more than a million already in the country.

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.

The port of Beirut is the busiest and most important in the country. As of 1994, the population of Lebanon was estimated to be 3,620,345.

“There are certain shelters that are known that the prostitution percentage is very high in these shelters, whether in Ain Helweh camp or in Sadaya, in different areas they are known.

A lot of prostitution is taking place,” explained Rima Zaa Zaa.

During the Crusades, the Maronites re-established contact with the Roman Catholic Church and asserted their communion with Rome.

The ties they established with the Latins have influenced the region into the modern era.But recently, there was an increase in the acceptance of LGBT people by the society, particularly after the Lebanese National Center for Psychiatry declassified the non-heterosexual sexual orientations as mental disorders, a milestone in the Arabic-speaking world.Article 534 of the Lebanese Penal Code prohibits having sexual relations that are "contradicting the laws of nature", which is punishable by up to a year in prison.The region eventually was ruled by the Ottoman Empire from 1516 to 1918.Following the collapse of the empire after World War I, the five provinces that constitute modern Lebanon came under the French Mandate of Lebanon.Lebanon was the home of the Canaanites/Phoenicians and their kingdoms, a maritime culture that flourished for over a thousand years (c. In 64 BC, the region came under the rule of the Roman Empire, and eventually became one of the Empire's leading centers of Christianity.