Lebanon population: 6,836,411

Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country that is located in Western Asia. This country is the smallest sovereign country across the whole continent. Lebanon is famous for its history and the cultural practices of this country. This is a small country in size, but this country has a great influence in the Arabian countries. Lebanon seems to be carrying the heritage of having the first civilization in the world. This is a country having an interesting historical interest.

Largest cities by population in Lebanon

Beirut is the capital of Lebanon, and it is considered as the ‘Paris of the Middle East’. Other large cities of Lebanon are Ra’s Bayrut, Tripoli, Sidon, Tyre, Nabatiye et Tahta, Habbouch, Jounieh, etc.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Beirut 1,916,100 Jounieh 96,315
Ra’s Bayrut 1,251,739 Zahle 78,145
Tripoli 229,398 Baalbek 30,916
Sidon 163,554 En Naqoura 24,910
Tyre 135,204 Jbail 20,784
Nabatiye et Tahta 120,000 Bcharre 20,000
Habbouch 98,433

Lebanon population history

Lebanon has a population of around 6 million people. Lebanon stands in the 112th position in the population list of the countries in the world. The country has a population density of 650 per square kilometre.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 6,825,445 -0.44% -30,268 -30,012 29.6 2.09 667 78.40% 5,353,116 0.09% 7,794,798,739 109
2019 6,855,713 -0.05% -3,695 -30,012 28 2.08 670 78.50% 5,384,012 0.09% 7,713,468,100 108
2018 6,859,408 0.59% 40,035 -30,012 28 2.08 671 78.70% 5,398,411 0.09% 7,631,091,040 108
2017 6,819,373 1.57% 105,092 -30,012 28 2.08 667 78.90% 5,378,552 0.09% 7,547,858,925 108
2016 6,714,281 2.78% 181,603 -30,012 28 2.08 656 79.00% 5,301,864 0.09% 7,464,022,049 108
2015 6,532,678 5.69% 315,923 238,471 27.6 2.08 639 78.90% 5,155,483 0.09% 7,379,797,139 108
2010 4,953,061 1.06% 50,860 -5,376 27.8 1.9 484 76.50% 3,787,791 0.07% 6,956,823,603 117
2005 4,698,763 4.10% 171,197 110,022 25.6 2.2 459 73.50% 3,453,680 0.07% 6,541,907,027 115
2000 3,842,778 1.72% 62,880 -5,886 25.1 2.65 376 72.40% 2,782,415 0.06% 6,143,493,823 122
1995 3,528,380 4.71% 145,067 78,000 23.2 3.2 345 72.90% 2,572,911 0.06% 5,744,212,979 125
1990 2,803,044 1.11% 30,210 -25,608 20.7 3.5 274 80.20% 2,246,758 0.05% 5,327,231,061 130
1985 2,651,995 0.48% 12,613 -42,876 20 3.75 259 80.20% 2,125,807 0.05% 4,870,921,740 129
1980 2,588,929 0.10% 2,636 -57,040 19.9 4.23 253 74.10% 1,919,361 0.06% 4,458,003,514 126
1975 2,575,749 2.31% 55,663 -2,000 19.5 4.67 252 67.00% 1,725,141 0.06% 4,079,480,606 123
1970 2,297,434 1.89% 41,012 -14,000 18.7 5.23 225 59.50% 1,366,375 0.06% 3,700,437,046 123
1965 2,092,375 3.00% 57,487 4,000 18.7 5.69 205 50.90% 1,065,741 0.06% 3,339,583,597 123
1960 1,804,941 3.33% 54,565 8,000 20.4 5.72 176 42.30% 764,253 0.06% 3,034,949,748 122
1955 1,532,115 2.80% 39,499 323 22 5.74 150 36.30% 556,202 0.06% 2,773,019,936 123

Lebanon population forecast

The population of Lebanon is decreasing from last few years. The growth rate in the population of Lebanon is -44% from the last 10 years. The country is going to have a population of 5.86 million in the next 5 years. This is going to happen if the growth rate in the population of Lebanon remains the same.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 6,825,445 0.88% 58,553 -30,012 29.6 2.09 667 78.40% 5,353,116 0.09% 7,794,798,739 109
2025 6,397,248 -1.29% -85,639 -162,428 32.7 2.09 625 78.70% 5,032,693 0.08% 8,184,437,460 112
2030 6,194,844 -0.64% -40,481 -99,028 35.4 2.09 606 78.50% 4,864,173 0.07% 8,548,487,400 117
2035 6,241,511 0.15% 9,333 -34,000 37.6 2.09 610 78.10% 4,875,279 0.07% 8,887,524,213 118
2040 6,376,401 0.43% 26,978 -4,000 39.6 2.09 623 77.90% 4,965,679 0.07% 9,198,847,240 119
2045 6,467,872 0.29% 18,294 -4,000 41.2 2.09 632 77.60% 5,019,359 0.07% 9,481,803,274 118
2050 6,528,164 0.19% 12,058 42.6 2.09 638 77.40% 5,052,040 0.07% 9,735,033,990 119RT

Lebanon demographics

The people in Lebanon are known as Lebanese. The country is very little, and it doesn’t receive a large number of immigrants every year.

The main language of Lebanon is Arabic. Though the people of Lebanon mostly speak in Lebanese Arabic, that is a special form of Arabic. French is also accepted as the secondary language in Lebanon.

Lebanon religion and politics

There are two religions present in Lebanon. 54% of the population follows Islam religion and 40.5% of the population observes Christianity. The rest are from mixed religions.

Lebanon has a parliamentary democracy, and the main differentiating feature of the constitution of Lebanon is confessionalism. This country has a president, and the president is the head of the government in Lebanon. The president is elected by-election. The election seats are equally distributed among the Christians and Muslims.

Lebanon economy

Lebanon provides around 58 billion dollars as GDP every year. This country holds the 82nd position across the globe. Lebanon collects most of the GDP from tourism businesses. Lebanon is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%