Expatriation and Immigration in Lebanon

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Beirut


Total Population: 4,223,553
Annual Growth Rate: 0.7%
Density: 410 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 86.6%
Population of main cities (including suburbs): Beirut (1,380,000); Tripoli (230,000); Sidon (160,000).
Ethnic Origins: The population is 95% Arab and 4% Armenian. The Christian population tends to identify itself to the Phoenicians and refuses to be classified as "Arab".
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: English and French are spoken by a large part of the population. Armenian 6% and Kurdish 1%.
Business Language(s): French and Arabic
Religion: Muslims (Shiites and Sunni): 59.7%; Christians (Orthodox, Armenians, Gregorians): 39%; Other religions: 1.3%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Beirut

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Lebanese Pound (LBP)

Country Overview

Area: 10,400 km²
Type of State: A Republic based on confessionalist, parliamentary democracy. This means that each political position must be filled by a person of a particular denomination.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy.
It is heavily dependent on foreign trade for importing consumer goods and raw materials; high debt ratio
HDI (World Rank): 78th/177

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Lebanon, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Lebanon, Dial +961
Internet Suffix: .lb
Telephone Lines: 16.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 37.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 9,647 12,251 16,754 16,574 18,460
Exports of Goods (million USD) 2,814 3,574 4,454 4,187 5,021
Imports of Services (million USD) 8,720 9,973 13,445 14,301 -
Exports of Services (million USD) 11,565 12,744 17,558 16,869 -

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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