flag Lebanon Lebanon: Statistical Overview

Capital: Beirut


Total Population: 5,489,739
Natural Increase: -1.9%
Density: 547 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 89.3%
Population of main cities (including suburbs): Beirut (1,650,000); Tripoli (450,000); Sidon (250,000); Zahlé (140,000); Tyre (125,000); Baalbek (85,000); Byblos (50,000); Hermel (40,000); Aley (30,000); Nabatieh (25,000); Zgharta (20,000); Halba (7,500)
Ethnic Origins: According to the Central Administration of Statistics of Lebanon, 79.8% of the population are Lebanese, where as 20.2% are non-Lebanese. Among the Lebanese population, nearly 95% are Arabs, about 4% are Armenians and the remaining 1% belong to other ethnic groups. The country encompasses a large mix of cultural and ethnic groups and includes immigrants from other Arab countries (mainly Palestinians, Syrians, Iraqis, and Egyptians) and from non-Arabic speaking Muslim countries. A portion of the Christian population identifies itself as Phoenician.
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: English and French are spoken by a large part of the population. Armenian 6% and Kurdish 1%.
Business Language(s): While Arabic is Lebanon's official language, English and French are widely spoken. Most Lebanese speak at least two or three languages, and visitors find NO problems communicating. Many establishments provide signs, menus, and information in both Arabic and English/French.
Religion: Muslims (Shiites and Sunni): 59.7%; Christians (Orthodox, Armenians, Gregorians): 39%; Other religions: 1.3%.

Local Time:

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National Currency: Lebanese Pound (LBP)

Country Overview

Area: 10,450 km²
Type of State: Republic based on confessionalism, parliamentary democracy. This means that each political position must be filled by a person of a particular denomination.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy.
It is heavily dependent on foreign trade for importing consumer goods and raw materials; high debt ratio
HDI*: 0.769/1
HDI (World Rank): 67/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Lebanon, dial 00
To call Lebanon, dial +961
Internet Suffix: .lb
Telephone Lines: 20.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 61.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 19,64111,35513,85719,50315,286
Exports of Goods (million USD) 4,8294,0854,5904,3703,083
Imports of Services (million USD) 13,1574,8024,7416,1260
Exports of Services (million USD) 13,6734,9545,8478,2360

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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