Lebanese people in Greece

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Lebanese people in Greece
Total population
30,000 people (by descent)
Regions with significant populations
Athens, Thessaloniki, Piraeus, Patras
Arabic language and Greek language
Mostly Greek Orthodox
Related ethnic groups
Other Arabs in Greece, Lebanese people in Cyprus

Lebanese people in Greece include immigrants and descendants of immigrants from Lebanon, numbering approximately 30,000 people of Lebanese descent. Migration from Lebanon to Greece started after 1975 during the Lebanese Civil War. Most Lebanese came from Koura District in North Lebanon, which is mostly a Greek Orthodox area. During the civil war the number of Lebanese was higher, however after the end of the war many returned to Lebanon.

Notable people[edit]

  • Rony Seikaly, Lebanese-born American basketballer, brought up in Athens.

See also[edit]