Population of Cities in Lebanon (2021)

Located at the intersection of the Mediterranean west and Arabian east, Lebanon's culture has been shaped by its diverse influences, and has been referred to as the 'Switzerland of the East' and the 'Paris of the Middle East'. Beirut is Lebanon's capital and largest city, as well as its political and economic center. Unusually, no official population census has been carried out in Lebanon since 1932, but most recent estimates suggest that the population of Beirut is between around 940,000 and 1.3 million, with as many as 2.2 million in the greater metropolitan area. Beirut is one of the oldest cities in the world, and has been inhabited for more than five thousand years.

The northern city of Tripoli is the second-largest city in Lebanon, with an approximate population of 730,000. Tripoli overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, and the Palm Islands – the only islands in Lebanon and a protected area for rare turtles, seals and birds – lie off the coast of the city. The mountainous city of Zahlé is the third-largest in the country. It is known for its moderate and pleasant climate and beautiful scenery, and is home to a predominantly Greek Catholic population of 120,000 residents knowns as Zahlawis.

Lebanon has 2 cities with more than a million people, 4 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 8 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Lebanon is Beirut, with a population of 1,916,100 people.

Name 2021 Population
Beirut1,916,100
Ra's Bayrut1,251,739
Tripoli229,398
Sidon163,554
Tyre135,204
Nabatiye et Tahta120,000
Habbouch98,433
Jounieh96,315
Zahle78,145
Baalbek30,916
En Naqoura24,910
Jbail20,784
Bcharre20,000
Batroun10,852
Baabda9,000
Halba

Population of All Cities in Lebanon

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