Lebanon Demographics

What is the population of Lebanon?

Population 5,469,612
Population Growth Rate -0.04%
Urban Population 87.2%
Population in Major Urban Areas BEIRUT (capital) 2.022 million
Nationality Noun Lebanese (singular and plural)
Nationality Adjective Lebanese
Ethnic Groups Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1%
Languages Spoken Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian

Lebanon Health Information

What are the health conditions in Lebanon?

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate - female 15-49 58%
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 6.73
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 100%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 100%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 6.3%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.1%
HIV/Aids Deaths 450
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 3.5
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 14.64
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 14.98
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 14.81
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 25
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 27.4%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 3,600
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 3.54
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 1.7%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 100%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 87%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.75
Underweight - percent of children under five years 4.2%

Lebanon Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Lebanon?

Life Expectancy at Birth 75 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 77 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 73 Years
Median Age 30 Years
Median Age - female 32 Years
Median Age - male 29 Years

Lebanon Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Lebanon median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 15
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 6.73
Median Age 30 Years
Median Age - female 32 Years
Median Age - male 29 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population -8.48
Population Growth Rate -0.04%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.04
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1.02
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female 1
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .96
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .86

Lebanon Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Lebanon?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

n Beirut and the surrounding areas, modern medical care and medicines are widely available. Modern facilities are not always available in outlying areas, although no location in the country is more than three hours from the capital. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for services, and without such payment, may deny service even in emergency cases. A list of doctors who speak English and a list of hospitals are available from the U.S. Embassy and at the Embassy's website.

Lebanon Education

What is school like in Lebanon?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 2.2%
Literacy - female 82.2%
Literacy - male 93.1%
Literacy - total population 87.4%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 13 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 13 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 13 Years

Lebanon Literacy

Can people in Lebanon read?

Literacy - female 82.2%
Literacy - male 93.1%
Literacy - total population 87.4%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian

Lebanon Crime

Is Lebanon a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

The crime rate in Lebanon is moderate, and both car theft and burglaries occur. Violent crime and sexual assault are rare, but do happen. The Embassy receives regular reports, however, of domestic abuse. Petty theft -- such as pick pocketing and purse snatching -- is common in crowded public areas. Police are responsive but often unable to affect a positive outcome. There are no special concerns with regard to targeted victimization of U.S. citizens in scams or confidence schemes.

There have been incidents involving a theft ring that appear to target foreigners using service cars. Service cars are privately owned vehicles bearing red license plates that act as public transportation for multiple passengers at one time. Typically, a service car that already contained two people (the driver and one passenger), picked up the potential passenger. The driver then took the victim to a more isolated area or the freeway where the first “passenger” robbed the second passenger by threatening him/her with a gun. Because of the risks inherent in using any unknown transportation, U.S. citizens should be wary of these service cars and carry the number of a reputable taxi company in case of emergencies.

Do not buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal in the United States, you may also be breaking local law.

Lebanon Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Lebanon, you are subject to all Lebanese laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different from our own. For example, you may be taken in for questioning if you do not have your passport with you. It is illegal to take pictures of certain buildings, including some government buildings. In some places, driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail. These criminal penalties will vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States; for example, you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Lebanon your U.S. passport will not help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It is very important to know what is legal and what is not where you are going.

While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained overseas.

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