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The highest mixed marriage rates were registered in the Qada’a of Zahle and the lowest in Hermel. By sect, 4505 marriages occurred between two different Muslim sects, 17 996 between two different Christian sects and 1212 between Muslims and Christians.

  • Zahle: 13 982 marriages
  • Baalbeck: 6088
  • Western Beqa’a: 3883
  • Rashaya: 892
  • Hermel: 279

These marriages were distributed by sect as follows:

Zahle: 995 unions between people of two different Muslim sects, 12 141 between people of two different Christian sects and 451 between Muslims and Christians (Table 2)

Baalbeck: 2453 unions between people of two different Muslim sects, 2487 between people of two different Christian sects and 451 between Muslims and Christians (Table 3)

Western Beqa’a: 731 unions between people of two different Muslim sects, 2698 between people of two different Christian sects and 202 between Muslims and Christians (Table 4)

Rashaya: 146 unions between people of two different Muslim sects, 659 between people of two different Christian sects and 66 between Muslims and Christians (Table5)

Hermel: 180 unions between people of two different Muslim sects, 11 between people of two different Christian sects and 38 between Muslims and Christians (Table 6)

Mixed marriages registered in Beqa’a

Table 1

Sect of the husband

Maronite

Greek Orthodox

Greek Catholic

Armenian Orthodox

Armenian Catholic

Evangelical

Syrian Orthodox

Syrian Catholic

Latin

Christian diversity

Sunni

Shia’a

Druze

Alawi

Others

Total

Sect of the wife

Maronite

 

1715

4678

60

47

84

289

81

25

36

87

163

16

1

 

7282

Greek Orthodox

1674

 

1790

57

22

69

133

58

6

19

68

85

4

 

 

3985

Greek Catholic

2769

1126

 

55

97

54

186

51

10

19

102

135

9

 

 

4613

Armenian Orthodox

124

53

113

 

141

75

13

5

6

2

12

15

1

 

 

560

Armenian Catholic

41

15

63

89

 

6

7

8

8

 

2

3

 

 

 

242

Evangelical

65

53

97

15

3

 

10

5

6

 

12

16

1

 

 

283

Syrian Orthodox

189

112

199

19

4

11

 

24

1

7

5

7

 

 

 

578

Syrian Catholic

105

42

94

9

3

3

46

 

 

2

3

5

1

 

 

313

Latin

66

29

79

10

2

7

4

6

 

4

41

10

3

 

 

261

Christian diversity

110

48

110

68

16

246

31

7

1

36

10

22

3

 

 

708

Sunni

79

40

80

4

3

2

3

2

2

1

 

2692

20

 

 

2928

Shia’a

49

19

58

1

1

1

3

1

 

 

1713

 

9

 

 

1855

Druze

5

4

11

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

31

26

 

 

 

80

Alawi

2

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

15

 

 

 

25

Not specified

152

79

326

15

4

3

19

5

1

3

233

531

10

 

2

1383

Others

3

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

17

 

 

 

28

Total

5433

3335

7705

402

343

561

747

253

66

129

2328

3742

77

1

2

25124

Source: Lebanon’s Civil Registration Records

Mixed marriages registered in Zahle

Table 2

Sect of the husband

Maronite

Greek Orthodox

Greek Catholic

Armenian Orthodox

Armenian Catholic

Evangelical

Syrian Orthodox

Syrian Catholic

Latin

Christian diversity

Sunni

Shia’a

Druze

Alawi

Others

Total

Sect of the wife

Maronite

 

1096

2869

60

41

34

287

75

25

36

46

28

3

1

 

4601

Greek Orthodox

1034

 

1149

57

22

38

133

49

6

19

25

20

2

 

 

2554

Greek Catholic

1742

818

 

54

96

30

185

46

10

19

43

24

1

 

 

3068

Armenian Orthodox

56

29

75

 

140

75

13

5

6

2

8

3

 

 

 

412

Armenian Catholic

24

9

37

88

 

6

7

7

8

 

1

1

 

 

 

188

Evangelical

37

30

48

15

3

 

9

3

6

 

5

3

 

 

 

159

Syrian Orthodox

136

86

145

19

4

11

 

24

1

7

2

2

 

 

 

437

Syrian Catholic

66

32

62

9

3

1

46

 

 

2

2

1

1

 

 

225

Latin

34

21

55

9

2

4

4

5

 

4

8

2

1

 

 

149

Christian diversity

64

32

78

68

16

244

31

7

1

36

4

3

 

 

 

584

Sunni

45

26

43

4

3

1

2

1

2

1

 

421

4

 

 

553

Shia’a

13

11

34

1

1

1

3

1

 

 

564

 

1

 

 

630

Druze

3

3

5

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

3

2

 

 

 

19

Alawi

1

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

 

 

8

Not specified

82

59

87

15

3

2

19

5

1

3

64

43

1

 

2

386

Others

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

2

 

 

 

9

Total

3340

2252

4690

399

334

447

742

228

66

129

781

557

14

1

2

13982

Source: Lebanon’s Civil Registration Records

Mixed marriages registered in Baalbeck

Table 3

Sect of the husband

Maronite

Greek Orthodox

Greek Catholic

Armenian Orthodox

Evangelical

Syrian Orthodox

Sunni

Shia’a

Total

Sect of the wife

Maronite

 

209

798

 

4

1

18

111

1141

Greek Orthodox

359

 

261

 

 

 

11

57

688

Greek Catholic

469

66

 

 

3

 

15

92

645

Armenian Orthodox

45

6

15

 

 

 

1

8

75

Armenian Catholic

15

3

15

 

 

 

 

2

35

Evangelical

12

4

9

 

 

1

1

9

36

Syrian Orthodox

35

4

35

 

 

 

 

3

77

Syrian Catholic

25

3

14

 

 

 

 

3

45

Latin

17

2

7

1

1

 

 

4

32

Christian diversity

29

4

15

 

 

 

3

16

67

Sunni

19

6

18

 

 

1

 

1776

1820

Shia’a

31

4

15

 

 

 

647

 

697

Druze

 

 

4

 

 

 

1

19

24

Alawi

1

 

2

 

 

 

1

9

13

Not specified

46

4

201

 

 

 

55

376

682

Others

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

10

11

Total

1103

315

1409

1

8

3

754

2495



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