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Lebanon Religion - Overlanding Africa.com
Lebanon religion encountered on your Overlanding Africa.com trip is extremely diverse, and Lebanon is widely considered to have the most diverse religious demographics in the Middle East. A large percentage of the population are Shia Muslim, with Sunni Muslims the next largest religious group. Maronite Catholics form just under a quarter of the population, with Greek orthodox and Greek Catholic at about 12% of the religious population.
Additional religions in Lebanon include Druze and Alwites, as well as Armenian Catholic, Armenian orthodox and other Christians, with a very small percentage of agnostics and atheists. Religion plays a very important role in Lebanon, and religious groups form the biggest demographic segregation, with various religious groups found in distinct regions in the country. Judaism is not practiced in Lebanon, and due to ongoing conflict with Israel, there may be negative reactions towards Jewish travellers. Respect is highly essential when travelling in Lebanon, and visitors should always follow custom and etiquette to avoid causing any upset.