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Bekaa, coastal plain, red earth, fertile soils, agricultural land

Abundant water, productive soils, and extensively terraced slopes contribute to Lebanonís varied agriculture. The fertile soils of the coastal plain are alluvial, while the soils at higher elevations are a more typical example of the Mediterranean terra rossa, or red earth. Terra rossa is also prominent in the Bekaa. Only 30.1 percent of Lebanon is agricultural land, and 4 percent is forested. Limestone is widespread and quarried extensively, but there are few other mineral resources.



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Bekaa, coastal plain, red earth, fertile soils, agricultural land, typical example, mineral resources, higher elevations, Limestone

 
 

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