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Beirut, Lebanon, October 14, 2009 

Milestone Dates in Lebanon's Modern History

August 31, 1920

Decree No. 318 by the French High Commissioner, General Gouraud:

The following territories and towns shall be annexed to Mount Lebanon:

- The Wilayat of Beirut, including the Cazas of Saidon, Tyre and Marjioun.
- The Wilayat of Tripoli, including the Caza of Akkar.
- The Four Cazas: Bikaa, Baalbeck, Hasbia, and Rachia.

September 1, 1920

Decree No. 321 by the French High Commissioner, General Gouraud: Proclaiming Greater Lebanon.

September 1, 1926

Greater Lebanon became the Republic of Lebanon pursuant to the new constitution.

November 22, 1943

Independence by abolishing the French Mandate.

December 31, 1946

Withdrawal of all Allied troops from Lebanese territory.




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