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Nabatieh Governorate (Arabic: محافظة النبطية‎, Muḥāfaẓat an-Nabaṭiyyah) is one of the eight governorates of Lebanon. The area of this governorate is 1,058 km². The capital is Nabatieh.

Nabatieh

محافظة النبطية
Gouvernorat de Nabatieh
Map of Lebanon with Nabatieh highlighted
Map of Lebanon with Nabatieh highlighted
Coordinates: 33°22′N 35°28′E / 33.367°N 35.467°E / 33.367; 35.467Coordinates: 33°22′N 35°28′E / 33.367°N 35.467°E / 33.367; 35.467
CountryLebanon
CapitalNabatieh
Government
 • GovernorMahmoud Al-Mawla
Area
 • Total1,058 km2 (408 sq mi)
Population
 • Total316,541
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

DistrictsEdit

The governorate is divided into four districts (Aqdiya, singular qadaa) containing 116 municipalities. The capitals are in brackets:

Religion in Nabatieh GovernorateEdit

Religion in the Nabatieh Governorate

  Shia Islam (60%)
  Sunni Islam (10%)
  Christianity (25%)
  Druze (5%)

Shias are the largest group, forming 60% of the populations; Christians are the largest minority at 25%; Sunni Muslims are next at 10% and Druzs make up 5% but despite that Research and According to Men of God the Number of Atheists in that Governorate is Growing more than in any other Governorate in Lebanon and all of that Because of its Missionaries from the Lebanese Communist Party.

See alsoEdit