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Lebanon:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
3,971,941 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
388.3 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 26% (male 526,994/female 505,894)
15-64 years: 66.8% (male 1,275,021/female 1,380,131)
65 years and over: 7.1% (male 128,002/female 155,899) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 28.8 years
male: 27.6 years
female: 30 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.154% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
17.61 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
6.06 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
NA
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 22.59 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 25.08 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 19.97 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 73.41 years
male: 70.91 years
female: 76.04 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.87 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
2,800 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
fewer than 200 (2003 est.)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Lebanese (singular and plural)
adjective: Lebanese
Ethnic groups
Definition
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
Religions
Definition
Muslim 59.7% (Shi'a, 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, Copt, Protestant), other 1.3%
note: 17 religious sects recognized
Languages
Definition
Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.4%
male: 93.1%
female: 82.2% (2003 est.)


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