Governorates of Lebanon

Governorates of Lebanon
محافظات لبنان (Arabic)
Also known as:
Muhafazah
Category Unitary state
Location  Lebanon
Number 8 (as of 2017)
Government Governorate Government, National Government
Subdivisions District
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Lebanon is divided into eight governorates (muhafazah):

GovernorateArabicCapital City
AkkarعكارHalba
Baalbek-Hermelبعلبك - الهرملBaalbek
BeirutبيروتBeirut
BeqaaالبقاعZahleh
Mount Lebanonجبل لبنانBaabda
NabatiehالنبطيةNabatiye
NorthالشمالTripoli
SouthالجنوبSidon

All of the governorates except for Beirut and Akkar are divided into districts, and then subdivided into municipalities.

Implementation of the two newest governorates, Akkar and Baalbek-Hermel, remains ongoing since their establishment in 2014.[1]

In August 2017, the Lebanese parliament decided to make a new governorate comprising the districts of Jbeil and Keserwan. At the time, the governorate was awaiting presidential approval and actual implementation.[2]

See also

References

  1. "Cabinet Appoints 5 New Governors, Accepts Qaloush's Resignation". Naharnet. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  2. "Keserwan and Jbeil Merged into a mohafazah". BusinessNews.com.lb. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
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