Country Listing

Lebanon Table of Contents



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