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Lebanon Population and religion percentage

Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. It consists of a narrow strip of territory and is one of the world’s smaller sovereign states and covers an area of 10,452 square kilometers (4,036 sq mi). As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the estimated population of  Lebanon in 2024 is 5,219,044 (5.2 million or 52 lakh)

Lebanon 2024 Population
Total Population5,219,044
Growth Rate-2.54%
Land Area 10,230 sq. km (3,950 sq. mi)
Area Rank161
Pop. Density667 people/sq. km
Capital CityBeirut
Fertility Rate* 2.09
Infant mortality rate ** 8.9
Median Age 29.6 Years
Life Expectancy 79.27 years
Urban Population 78.4 %

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Lebanon

Lebanon is a religiously diverse country. Both Islam and Christianity are in equal numbers. Islam is practiced by 54% of the population and 40.5%  of the population follows Christianity.

The main sects followed by the Muslim population are Sunni, Shia, and a small number of Alawites and Ismailis. Christianity denominations are the Maronite Church, the Greek Orthodox Church, the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Protestantism, and the Armenian Apostolic Church).

Druze is the third largest religion and are followed by an estimate 5% of the citizens in Lebanon.

Religion percentage in Lebanon 

Religion Percentage
Islam 54%
Christianity 40.50%
Druze 5.60%

Source: Wikipedia

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