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~2% of Venezuela's population)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, Maracay, Barcelona-Puerto La Cruz, Ciudad Guayana, Margarita Island, Punto Fijo|
|Mostly Christian, some Muslim|
|Related ethnic groups|
A Lebanese Venezuelan is a Venezuelan citizen of Lebanese origin or descent. There is around 341,000 to 500,000 people of Lebanese ancestry. Venezuela has one of the largest Lebanese populations in the Americas.
Lebanese immigration to Venezuela started as early as the 19th and 20th centuries. They are present in significant numbers in Caracas.
This immigration has influence Venezuelan culture, in particular Lebanese food and music.
- Tarek El Aissami, politician and governor of Aragua.
- Tarek Saab, politician, lawyer, and poet.
- Elías Jaua, politician, former Vice President of Venezuela and university professor.
- Coraima Torres, actress.
- Elizabeth Ayoub, singer and actress.
- Henry Ramos Allup, politician and current president of the National Assembly.
- http://identitychef.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/lebanese-diaspora.jpg Lebanese diaspora
- historico.notitarde.com/1999/08/09/memoria/memoria6.html "In Venezuela currently reside five hundred thousand Lebanese citizens or of Lebanese ancestry..." (SPANISH)