Lebanon is located in
Western Asia. It is bordered by the Mediterranean
Sea to the west along a 225 km coastline, by Syria
to the east and north, and by Israel to the south.
The Lebanon-Syria border stretches for
375 kilometers (233 mi) and the Lebanon-Israel
border for 79 kilometers (49 mi). The border with
the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Syria is
disputed by Lebanon in a small area called Shebaa
Farms, but the border has been demarcated by the
Most of Lebanon's area is
except for the narrow coastline and the
Valley, which plays an integral role in Lebanon's agriculture.