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Canadians in Lebanon

Canadians in Lebanon
Total population
45,000
Regions with significant populations
Beirut
Languages
French · English · Lebanese Arabic
Religion
Roman Catholicism · Greek Orthodox · Other Christians · Islam
Related ethnic groups
Canadian diaspora

Canadians in Lebanon consists mostly of Canadians of Lebanese origin who returned to the country as well as expatriates from Canada. According to Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, there are about 45,000 Canadians living in Lebanon[1]

History

In the 1980s, thousands of Lebanese fled their country during the Lebanese Civil War and settled in Canada.[2] With the return of relative stability to the country in recent years, it has become increasingly common for members of Canada's Lebanese community to return to their homeland, most commonly for summer vacations, but also to take up residence. Most of these returnees have dual Canadian-Lebanese citizenship.

2006 Lebanon War

Many Canadians left Lebanon and returned to Canada in the wake of the 2006 Lebanon War as their houses and businesses have been destroyed during the conflict and they have no resources.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Canadians Abroad: Canada's Global Asset", Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 26 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Why 40,000 Canadians are in Lebanon", canada.com, 21 July 2006.
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