Lebanese people in Sweden

The Lebanese people of Sweden are people from Lebanon or those of Lebanese descent who live in the country of Sweden. The majority of Lebanese people came in Sweden in the period between 1970s and 1980s, either escaping the Lebanese Civil War or for economic reasons. In 2016, there were 148 registered emigrations from Sweden to Lebanon.[2]

Lebanese people in Sweden
Total population
28 119 (2018)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Stockholm, Gothenburg, Uppsala, Malmö
Languages
Arabic (Lebanese Arabic), and Swedish
Religion
Christianity and Islam
Related ethnic groups
Lebanese people

The Lebanese people in Sweden have set up their own traditional cultural and political organizations, including the Swedish Lebanese Friendship Association (SLFA).[3] There is a Lebanese embassy in Stockholm.[4]

Most Lebanese in Sweden belong to various Christian denominations (Maronite, Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic, Protestant), but there is also a sizable number of Muslims (Sunni and Shi'a) and also some Druze.


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