Lebanon’s capital Beirut has set a new Guinness World Record for the most number of national flags displayed in one city for 24 hours.
By raising a total of 26,852 Lebanese flags for 24 hours Beirut broke the record of New York’s Waterloo of raising 25,599 flags.
This was achieved by individual and national initiative undertaken by The Beirut Alive Association. The event was organized under the patronage of Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
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Largest City: Beirut
Currency: Lebanese Pound
Official Language: Arabic
Prime Minister: Saad Hariri