How many Druze are there in the world?

How many Druze are there in the world?

The number of Druze people worldwide is between 800,000 and one million, with the vast majority residing in the Levant.

What are the top 3 religions in Lebanon?

The CIA World Factbook estimates (2020) the following (data do not include Lebanon’s sizable Syrian and Palestinian refugee populations): Muslim 61.1% (30.6% Sunni, 30.5% Shia, smaller percentages of Alawites and Ismailis), Christian 33.7% (Maronite Catholics are the largest Christian group), Druze 5.2%, and very small …

How many Druze are in the IDF?

143,000 Druze
The Israeli Druze (Arabic: الدروز الإسرائيليون‎, Hebrew: דְּרוּזִים יִשְׂרְאֵלִים‎) are a religious and ethnic minority among Arab citizens of Israel. In 2019, there were 143,000 Druze living in Israel and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, 1.6% of the total population of Israel and the Golan Heights.

Where are the Druze located in Lebanon?

Druze are estimated at 5.2 per cent of the Lebanese population and are located mainly in the Matn, Gharb and Shuf, and smaller communities in Wadi al-Taym in southern Lebanon and in Beirut. Druze are ethnically Arab and Arabic speaking.

Where do Druze live in the Middle East?

As well as Syria, there are significant communities in Lebanon and Israel. In Syria, which had a prewar population of 21 million people, 700,000 inhabitants are Druzian — roughly 3.5 percent. In Lebanon they make up between 4 and 5 percent of the population; in Israel, not even 2 percent. A small number of Druze also live in Jordan.

Who are the Druze in the Lebanese Parliament?

Under the Lebanese political division (Parliament of Lebanon Seat Allocation) the Druze community is designated as one of the five Lebanese Muslim communities (Sunni, Shia, Druze, Alawi, and Ismaili). Lebanon’s constitution was intended to guarantee political representation for each of the nation’s ethno-religious groups.

Are there any Druze soldiers in the Israeli army?

Druze soldiers have since fought for Israel in every Arab-Israeli war. They are the only Arab group conscripted into the Israel Defense Forces, and they participate in Israel’s border security and diplomatic corps.

Why are the Druze a minority in Israel?

The Druze regard themselves as an independent minority and their spiritual practice is influenced by various religions. They don’t see themselves as Muslims, which has made their integration in Israel considerably easier. But a recently-passed law in the country risks alienating the group.