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Lebanon PEOPLE 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Lebanon PEOPLE 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 3, 2014

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 descendents of the ancient Canaanites and prefer to be called Phoenicians

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

Religions:
Muslim 59.7% (Shia, Sunni, Druze, Isma'ilite, Alawite or Nusayri), Christian 39% (Maronite Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic, Armenian Orthodox, Syrian Catholic, Armenian Catholic, Syrian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Chaldean, Assyrian, Coptic, Protestant), other 1.3%
note: 17 religious sects recognized

Population:
4,131,583 (July 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 127
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 22.1% (male 467,416/female 445,352)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 17.5% (male 368,097/female 353,518)
25-54 years: 42.4% (male 844,217/female 906,795)
55-64 years: 8.7% (male 165,271/female 193,312)
65 years and over: 9.4% (male 178,080/female 209,525) (2013 est.)

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 41.8 %
[see also: Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio country ranks ]
youth dependency ratio: 29.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 12.3 %
potential support ratio: 8.1 (2013)

Median age:
total: 30.9 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 29.7 years
female: 32.1 years (2013 est.)

Population growth rate:
-0.04% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 202
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
14.79 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 136
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
6.73 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 142
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
-8.48 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 205
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 87.2% of total population (2011)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 0.86% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major urban areas - population:
BEIRUT (capital) 1.909 million (2009)

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
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.86 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2013 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
25 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 131
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 14.81 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 112
male: 14.98 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 14.64 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 75.46 years
country comparison to the world: 94
male: 73.86 years
female: 77.13 years (2013 est.)

Total fertility rate:
1.75 children born/woman (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 164
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Contraceptive prevalence rate:
58% (2004)
[see also: Contraceptive prevalence rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
6.3% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 100
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
3.54 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
3.5 beds/1,000 population (2009)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved:

urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2011 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 100% of population
rural: 87% of population
total: 98.3% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 13% of population
total: 1.7% of population (2005 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.1% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 144
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
3,600 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 125
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 500 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 87
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
27.4% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 40
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
4.2% (2004)
country comparison to the world: 96
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
1.7% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 167
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.6%
male: 93.4%
female: 86% (2007 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 14 years
male: 14 years
female: 15 years (2011)

Child labor - children ages 5-14:
total number: 54,387
[see also: Child labor - children ages 5-14 - total number country ranks ]
percentage: 7 % (2000 est.)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total: 16.8%
country comparison to the world: 76
male: 14.6%
female: 22.3% (2009)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Lebanon on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lebanon PEOPLE 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lebanon PEOPLE 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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