People in Lebanon

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Lebanese Manifestation (2005)

Lebanese Manifestation (2005)

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Population: 3 505 794 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 30% (male 532 688; female 512 979)

15-64 years: 64% (male 1 060 903; female 1 174 236)

65 years and over: 6% (male 102 946; female 122 042) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.21% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 22.66 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 6.51 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.84 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 1.64 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 75.64 years

male: 72.08 years

female: 76.33 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.20 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Lebanese (singular and plural)

adjective: Lebanese

Ethnic groups: Arab 90% Armenian 6% other 4%

Religions: Islam 51% (5 legally recognized Islamic groups—Alawite or Nusayri, Druze, Isma'ilite, Shi'a and Sunni) Christian 49% (11 legally recognized Christian groups—4 Orthodox Christian, 6 Catholic and 1 Protestant) Judaism NEGL%

Languages: Arabic and French (both official), Armenian, and English is widely understood and offical in more than 40% of all educational facilities.

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 94.4%

male: 92.8%

female: 96.2% (1997 est.)

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