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Lebanon
Summary statistics
Region Western Asia  
Currency Lebanese Pound (LBP)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 10452  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 4259  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 407.5  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Beirut (2022)  
United Nations membership date 24 October 1945  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 39039  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 37124  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 21861  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 1.5  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 7.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 0.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 9165.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 8781.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 5394.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 8738.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 8751.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 5523.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 31.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 34.2  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 22.1  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 1507.50 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 1507.50 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 1507.50 Market rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 -4163  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -7462  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -2748  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 111 Beirut. Index base 2008=100. 11 months' average.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 105 Beirut. Index base 2008=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 105 Beirut.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 96  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 92  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 97  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 95  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 92  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 97  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 22.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 22.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 21.1  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 70.8  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 70.8  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 70.3  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 1655 Excludes Syrian nationals, Palestinians and students.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 2168 Excludes Syrian nationals, Palestinians and students.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 1140 Excludes Syrian nationals, Palestinians and students.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 53 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 90  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 99.8  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 89.0  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 40.2  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 52.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 43.7  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 10.1  
Exports (million US$) 2011 4266.9  
Imports (million US$) 2011 20162.6  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -15895.7  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 South Africa (15.8), Switzerland (12.1), United Arab Emirates (7.6)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 United States (9.9), Italy (9.3), China (8.1)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.7  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.9  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -0.2  
Urban population (%) 2012 87.4  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 23.7  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 11.4/10.1  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 95.4  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 75.1/70.7  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 20.2  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.8  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 58.0 2004.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 758.2/17.8 Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 15566  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 1.6  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 96.5/93.3  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 52.8  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 0.5/2.9 Estimates based, for the most part, on cause of death modelling and death registration data from other countries in the region.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 3.1  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 58  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 13.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 20951/5.0  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 1496.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 826  
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