Governorates of Lebanon

Lebanon is divided into nine governorates (muhafazah). Each governorate is headed by a governor (muhafiz):

Governorate
محافظات (Arabic)
  • Also known as:
  • Muhafazah
Lebanon governorates english.svg
Location Lebanon
Number9 (as of 2017)
Subdivisions
Governorate Arabic name Capital City ISO code Area (km2)[1] Population (2017)[2] Current governor
Akkar عكار Halba LB-AK 776 423,596 Imad Labaki
Baalbek-Hermel بعلبك - الهرمل Baalbek LB-BH 3,009 457,932 Bachir Khodr
Beirut بيروت Beirut LB-BA 18 433,249 Marwan Abboud
Beqaa البقاع Zahleh LB-BI 1,271 534,342 Kamal Abou Jaoudeh
Keserwan-Jbeil كسروان - جبيل Jounieh N/A 722 282,222 Pauline Deeb
Mount Lebanon جبل لبنان Baabda LB-JL 1,238 1,520,016 Mohammed Al-Makkawi
Nabatieh النبطية Nabatiye LB-NA 1,058 383,839 Mahmoud Al-Mawla
North الشمال Tripoli LB-AS 1,205 790,951 Ramzi Nohra
South الجنوب Sidon LB-JA 943 590,078 Mansour Daw

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

The newest governorate is Keserwan-Jbeil, which was gazetted on 7 September 2017[3][4] but whose first governor, Pauline Deeb, was not appointed until 2020.[5] Implementation of the next most recently created governorates, Akkar and Baalbek-Hermel, also remains ongoing since the appointment of their first governors in 2014.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Law, Gwillim. "Lebanon Provinces". Statoids. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  2. ^ Brinkhoff, Thomas (2 March 2019). "Lebanon: Administrative Division". City Population. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  3. ^ "إنشاء محافظة جديدة في جبل لبنان باسم «كسروان الفتوح وجبيل»" (in Arabic). Legal Informatics Center, Lebanese University. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Le découpage administratif du Liban en 2017" (in French). Localiban. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Basket of appointments fills key economic posts". BusinessNews.com.lb. 11 June 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Cabinet Appoints 5 New Governors, Accepts Qaloush's Resignation". Naharnet. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2017.

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