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Zahlé District

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Zahlé District (Arabic: قضاء زحلة‎) is an administrative district of the Beqaa Governorate of the Republic of Lebanon. Its capital and largest town is the town of the same name.

Zahlé
District
قضاء زحلة
Vineyards
Vineyards
Location in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Country  Lebanon
Capital Zahlé
Area
 • Total 164 sq mi (425 km2)
Population
 • Total 300,000
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

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Main cities and townsEdit

DemographicsEdit

The Zahlé district is one of the most diverse regions in Lebanon. Roughly 45-50% of the population is of the Christian sect, with a decent portion being Greek Catholic. The remaining 45-50% of the population is of the Muslim sect, which the majority belongs to the Sunni and Shiite denominations. The area is also home to a modest Armenian Orthodox and Catholic population, who have historically resided near the Anjar area of the district.

Other settlementsEdit

  • Ablah
  • Ain Kfar Zabad
  • Bouarij
  • Chtaura
  • Dalhamiye
  • Deir el Ghazal
  • Furzol
  • Haoush el Ghanam
  • Haoush Hala
  • Hay el Fikani
  • Kfar Zabad
  • Makse
  • Masa
  • Mreijat
  • Nabi Ayla
  • Nasriyet Rizk
  • Niha Bekaa
  • Qousaya
  • Raait
  • Taanayel
  • Tal Amara

See alsoEdit