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Lebanon PEOPLE 2017
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Lebanon PEOPLE 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Population:
6,237,738 (July 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 108
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Nationality:
noun: Lebanese (singular and plural)
adjective: Lebanese

Ethnic groups:
Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1%
note: many Christian Lebanese do not identify themselves as Arab but rather as descendants of the ancient Canaanites and prefer to be called Phoenicians

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

Religions:
Muslim 54% (27% Sunni, 27% Shia), Christian 40.5% (includes 21% Maronite Catholic, 8% Greek Orthodox, 5% Greek Catholic, 6.5% other Christian), Druze 5.6%, very small numbers of Jews, Baha'is, Buddhists, Hindus, and Mormons
note: 18 religious sects recognized (2012 est.)
religious affiliation:

Age structure:
0-14 years: 24.65% (male 786,842/female 750,449)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 16.73% (male 534,040/female 509,663)
[see also: Age structure 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 44.44% (male 1,401,857/female 1,370,462)
[see also: Age structure 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 7.54% (male 220,020/female 250,288)
[see also: Age structure 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 6.64% (male 181,627/female 232,490) (2016 est.)
[see also: Age structure 65 years and over country ranks ]
population pyramid:
A population pyramid illustrates the age and sex structure of a country's population and may provide insights about political and social stability, as well as economic development. The population is distributed along the horizontal axis, with males shown on the left and females on the right. The male and female populations are broken down into 5-year age groups represented as horizontal bars along the vertical axis, with the youngest age groups at the bottom and the oldest at the top. The shape of the population pyramid gradually evolves over time based on fertility, mortality, and international migration trends.

For additional information, please see the entry for Population pyramid on the Definitions and Notes page under the References tab.

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 47.3%
[see also: Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio country ranks ]
youth dependency ratio: 35.4%
[see also: Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio country ranks ]
elderly dependency ratio: 12%
[see also: Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio country ranks ]
potential support ratio: 8.3% (2015 est.)
[see also: Dependency ratios - potential support ratio country ranks ]

Median age:
total: 29.9 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 29.3 years
[see also: Median age - male country ranks ]
female: 30.5 years (2016 est.)
[see also: Median age - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 115

Population growth rate:
0.85% (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 129
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
14.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 134
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
4.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 193
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
-1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 145
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Population distribution:
the majority of the people live on or near the Mediterranean coast, and of these most live in and around the capital, Beirut; favorable growing conditions in the Bekaa Valley, on the southeastern side of the Lebanon Mountains, have attracted farmers and thus the area exhibits a smaller population density

Urbanization:
urban population: 87.8% of total population (2015)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 3.18% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
[see also: Urbanization - rate of urbanization country ranks ]

Major urban areas - population:
BEIRUT (capital) 2.226 million (2015)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 0.88 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 65 years and over country ranks ]
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
15 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 130
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 7.6 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - total country ranks ]
male: 8 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - male country ranks ]
female: 7.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
[see also: Infant mortality rate - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 157

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 77.6 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - total country ranks ]
male: 76.3 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - male country ranks ]
female: 78.9 years (2016 est.)
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 69

Total fertility rate:
1.73 children born/woman (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 169
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
6.4% of GDP (2014)
country comparison to the world: 73
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
3.2 physicians/1,000 population (2011)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
3.5 beds/1,000 population (2012)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved: urban: 99% of population rural: 99% of population total: 99% of population
[see also: Drinking water source - Improved - total country ranks ]
unimproved: urban: 1% of population rural: 1% of population total: 1% of population (2015 est.)
[see also: Drinking water source - Unimproved - total country ranks ]

Sanitation facility access:
improved: urban: 80.7% of population rural: 80.7% of population total: 80.7% of population
[see also: Sanitation facility access - Total Improved country ranks ]
unimproved: urban: 19.3% of population rural: 19.3% of population total: 19.3% of population (2015 est.)
[see also: Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.06% (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 116
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
2,400 (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 117
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
100 (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 117
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
30.8% (2014)
country comparison to the world: 40
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
2.6% of GDP (2013)
country comparison to the world: 162
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.9%
[see also: Literacy - total country ranks ]
male: 96%
[see also: Literacy - male country ranks ]
female: 91.8% (2015 est.)
[see also: Literacy - female country ranks ]

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 12 years
[see also: School life expectancy - total country ranks ]
male: 12 years
[see also: School life expectancy - male country ranks ]
female: 12 years (2013)
[see also: School life expectancy - female country ranks ]

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total: 22.1%
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total country ranks ]
male: 22.3%
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - male country ranks ]
female: 21.5% (2007 est.)
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 71


NOTE: The information regarding Lebanon on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lebanon PEOPLE 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lebanon PEOPLE 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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