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Lebanon People

    Population: 3,562,699 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 30% (male 535,596; female 515,776)
    15-64 years: 64% (male 1,084,121; female 1,196,678)
    65 years and over: 6% (male 105,133; female 125,395) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.61% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 22.5 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 6.45 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.91 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.84 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 30.53 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 70.93 years
    male: 68.34 years
    female: 73.66 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.25 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Lebanese (singular and plural)
    adjective: Lebanese

    Ethnic groups: Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1%

    Religions: Islam 70% (5 legally recognized Islamic groups—Alawite or Nusayri, Druze, Isma'ilite, Shi'a, Sunni), Christian 30% (11 legally recognized Christian groups—4 Orthodox Christian, 6 Catholic, 1 Protestant), Judaism NEGL%

    Languages: Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian widely understood

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 86.4%
    male: 90.8%
    female: 82.2% (1997 est.)

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