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Beirut

Area of Beirut 21.4 km²
Population 532,246
Male Population 271,527 (51%)
Female Population 260,719 (49%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +129.2%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +61.2%
Median Age 28.2 years old
Male Median Age 29.6 years old
Female Median Age 26.8 years old
Timezone Eastern European Summer Time
Beirut Governorate is a Lebanese governorate that consists of one district and one city, Beirut, which is also its capital, and the capital of Lebanon. Source: Wikipedia

Beirut Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 232,267 277,037 330,107 532,246
Population Density 10,861 / km² 12,955 / km² 15,437 / km² 24,890 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Beirut Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 61.2% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Beirut +129.2% +92.1% +61.2%
Lebanon +128.4% +117.1% +81.1%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Beirut Median Age

Median Age: 28.2 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Male)Median Age (Female)
Beirut 28.2 years 29.6 years 26.8 years
Lebanon 28.2 years 29.6 years 26.8 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Beirut Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 17,258 16,644 33,902
5-9 21,355 21,737 43,092
10-14 24,831 26,084 50,916
15-19 26,445 28,693 55,139
20-24 24,707 27,948 52,655
25-29 22,969 25,091 48,060
30-34 19,865 19,626 39,491
35-39 18,127 15,899 34,026
40-44 20,362 14,532 34,895
45-49 20,486 13,166 33,652
50-54 14,899 12,172 27,072
55-59 10,925 11,179 22,105
60-64 9,932 8,695 18,628
65-69 8,691 7,328 16,020
70-74 6,580 6,956 13,537
75-79 4,097 4,969 9,066
80-84 0 0 0
85 Plus 0 0 0
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Beirut Population Density

Population Density: 24,890 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Beirut 532,246 21.4 km² 24,890 / km²
Lebanon 5.7 million 10,216.1 km² 561.9 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Beirut Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Ancient Population until 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
0 47,304 n/a n/a
100 53,874 1.3% 657
200 61,357 1.3% 748
300 69,878 1.3% 852
400 62,283 -1.1% -759
500 55,513 -1.1% -677
600 49,479 -1.1% -603
700 44,101 -1.1% -537
800 39,308 -1.1% -479
900 36,995 -0.6% -231
1000 34,683 -0.6% -231
1100 36,623 0.5% 194
1200 38,563 0.5% 194
1300 40,503 0.5% 194
1400 32,371 -2.2% -813
1500 34,683 0.7% 231
1600 40,503 1.6% 582
1700 34,683 -1.5% -582
1800 27,540 -2.3% -714
1900 50,912 6.3% 2,337
1910 51,427 1% 515
1920 58,899 14.5% 7,472
1930 73,624 25% 14,725
1940 92,030 25% 18,406
1950 115,037 25% 23,007
1960 150,570 30.9% 35,533
1970 196,479 30.5% 45,909
1990 277,037 18.7% 40,279
2000 330,107 19.2% 53,070
2020 550,343 29.1% 110,118
2030 580,013 5.4% 29,670
2040 597,666 3% 17,653
2050 604,178 1.1% 6,512
2060 600,959 -0.5% -3,219
2070 585,454 -2.6% -15,505
2080 561,691 -4.1% -23,763
2090 534,615 -4.8% -27,076
2100 506,989 -5.2% -27,626
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Beirut CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Beirut 3,469,830 t 6.52 t 162,263 t/km²
Lebanon 32,675,596 t 5.69 t 3,198 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Beirut Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1957 to 2017)

Average Temp
21.2°C
70.2°F
Average High
26.4°C
79.6°F
Average Low
16.7°C
62.1°F
   Record High Temperature
41.1°C
106.0°F
   Record Low Temperature
12.6°C
54.7°F
   Average Precipitation
11.9 mm
0.5 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
4.4 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Drought High (9)
Flood High (7)
Earthquake Medium (5.8)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Other places in Lebanon

Place Area Population Population Density
Akkar 790.8 km² 160,212 202.6 / km²
Baalbek-Hermel 2,799.9 km² 342,124 122.2 / km²
Beqaa 1,369.2 km² 331,678 242.2 / km²
Mount Lebanon 1,964.6 km² 2.6 million 1,298 / km²
Nabatieh 1,102.1 km² 430,232 390.4 / km²
North Lebanon 1,238.9 km² 714,591 576.8 / km²
South Lebanon 929.1 km² 725,340 780.7 / km²
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