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Lebanon


    • Population:
      3,695,921 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        36% (female 657,403; male 682,757)

        15-64 years:
        58% (female 1,131,450; male 1,016,859)

        65 years and over:
        6% (female 111,585; male 95,867) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      2.15% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      27.9 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      6.44 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      38 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        69.69 years

        male:
        67.22 years

        female:
        72.28 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      3.31 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Lebanese (singular and plural)

        adjective:
        Lebanese

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1%

    • Religions:
      Islam 70% (5 legally recognized Islamic groups - Alawite or Nusayri, Druze, Isma'ilite, Shi'a, Sunni), Christian 30% (11 legally recognized Christian groups - 4 Orthodox Christian, 6 Catholic, 1 Protestant), Judaism NEGL%

    • Languages:
      Arabic (official), French (official), Armenian, English

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

        total population:
        80%

        male:
        88%

        female:
        73%

    • Labor force:
      650,000

        by occupation:
        industry, commerce, and services 79%, agriculture 11%, government 10% (1985)






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