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    Lebanon People 2000

      Population: 3,578,036 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 28% (male 508,936; female 489,122)
      15-64 years: 65% (male 1,115,457; female 1,226,448)
      65 years and over: 7% (male 108,706; female 129,367) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.38% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 20.26 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 6.42 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 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 (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 29.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 71.25 years
      male: 68.87 years
      female: 73.74 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.08 children born/woman (2000 est.)

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

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

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