Country Information

5,261,372 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Arab (95)*, Armenian (4), other (1)
*Many Christian Lebanese do not identify themselves as Arab but rather as descendents of the ancient Canaanites and prefer to be called Phoenicians

Religion (%)
Muslim (67.8), Christian (32.4), Druze (4.5)

President Michel Awn (2016)

Government type
Parliamentary republic

Legal system
Mixed legal system of civil law based on the French civil code, Ottoman legal tradition, and religious laws

Source: CIA World Factbook

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Lebanon News

  • Missionary Home Bombed; Believer Killed

    Last night (May 6) the home of a European missionary couple was bombed in Qubba, a suburb of Tripoli, Lebanon. A neighbour, Jamil Ahmed Rifai, was killed instantly while trying to defuse the bomb. Rifai was a Jordanian convert to Christianity who was at the couple's house when they heard a noise out