Lebanese people in France

Lebanese people in France include migrants from Lebanon to France, as well as their descendants.

Lebanese people in France
Total population
275,000[1] - 300,000[2]
Regions with significant populations
Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux , Strasbourg, Nice, etc.
Languages
French, Lebanese Arabic
Religion
90% Maronite Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic,10% Shia Islam, Sunni Islam

Population

The Lebanese population in France is estimated to be from 225,000[3] to 250,000 people. During the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990), the Lebanese population in France was believed to be approximately 200,000 people.[4]

History

Although there has been sporadic migration from the Middle East to France since the 17th century, the real growth of the French Lebanese population began in 1975, with the start of the civil war in Lebanon which drove thousands of people away. No concrete data exists on the religious affiliations; however, it is commonly assumed that Maronite Christians and Shia Muslims make up the majority of the Lebanese population in France.

Notable people

See List of Lebanese people in France

See also

References

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