Lebanese people in France

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Lebanese people in France
Total population
275,000[1][2] - 300,000[3][4]
Regions with significant populations
Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux , Strasbourg, Nice, etc.
French, Lebanese Arabic
Shia Islam, Sunni Islam, Maronite Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic

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


The Lebanese population in France is estimated to be from 225,000[5] to 250,000[6] people. During the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990), the Lebanese population in France was believed to be approximately 200,000 people.[7]


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[edit]

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Amin Maalouf.jpg
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See List of Lebanese people in France

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Geographical Distribution of the Lebanese Diaspora". The Identity Chef.
  2. ^ http://francelebanon.blogspot.com/2008/03/lebanese-cultural-shocks-when-moving-to.html
  3. ^ https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/dossiers-pays/liban/presentation-du-liban/
  4. ^ "Blogger". francelebanon.blogspot.com. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Geographical Distribution of the Lebanese Diaspora". The Identity Chef.
  6. ^ http://francelebanon.blogspot.com/2008/03/lebanese-cultural-shocks-when-moving-to.html
  7. ^ Politics, Culture and the Lebanese Diaspora