Lebanon is slightly smaller than the state of Connecticut and home to ancient ruins, mountainous landscapes, and a unique society. While Lebanon has been greatly influenced by the West, traditional values still permeate Lebanese culture. Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, is the largest city, with about two million residents. Approximately 95 percent of Lebanon’s people are Arab, and 4 percent are Armenian. In Lebanese culture, family ties and personal relationships are highly valued. Lebanese people tend to be proud of their culture, heritage, and country.