These ties persisted and grew stronger, especially in the eighteenth century, and were a major factor in the creation of the modern Lebanon.
After World War II, Lebanon was placed under French mandate.
Nearest cities: Northeast Wilson, TN (2.4 miles ), Martha-Laguardo, TN (2.4 miles ), Cedars, TN (2.8 miles ), Mount Juliet, TN (3.2 miles ), Rural Hill, TN (3.5 miles ), Castalian Springs, TN (3.6 miles ), Watertown, TN (3.6 miles ), Gallatin, TN (3.7 miles ). Lebanon-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.1% (10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.8% for Black residents, 35.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 46.2% for other race residents, 34.7% for two or more races residents)Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.
On 1/24/1997, a category F4 tornado 26.3 miles away from the city center injured 18 people and caused million in damages. Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6Emergencies Declared: 2Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category). Finley - Confederate Army general, Jimmy Duncan (U. politician) - Tennessee politician, George Huddleston - Politician, Jacob Golladay - Politician, John Selden Roane - Confederate Army general, Bonnie Sloan - Football player, Chase Montgomery - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Sep 28, 1983), Ed Foster (baseball) - Baseball player, Joe Jones (baseball) - Baseball player and coach. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies.
Estimates in the 1990s reveal a population composed of nearly 70 percent Muslims and 30 percent Christians. Languages spoken include Arabic, French, English, and Armenian. The Beirut accent is the mellowest and most highly regarded, while country accents are harsher.
The privileging of Christians in governmental positions was one of the main reasons for the civil war, when the population percentage shifted in favor of the Muslims. Although the various communities in Lebanon share a similar ethnic background, the fact that they are of different religions and they define their cultural and often geographical boundaries through religious affiliation has always been a source of discord.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.