Halba

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Halba
حلبا
City
Map showing the location of Halba within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Halba within Lebanon
Halba
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°33′2″N 36°4′41″E / 34.55056°N 36.07806°E / 34.55056; 36.07806Coordinates: 34°33′2″N 36°4′41″E / 34.55056°N 36.07806°E / 34.55056; 36.07806
Country  Lebanon
Governorate North Governorate
District Akkar District
Elevation 167 m (548 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Halba (Arabic: حلبا‎) is the capital of Akkar District in North Governorate, Lebanon, close to the border with Syria. It is located at around 34°33′2″N 36°4′41″E / 34.55056°N 36.07806°E / 34.55056; 36.07806.

The population in Halba is majority Sunni Muslims, and minority Greek Orthodox Christians and Christian Maronites.

Halba is home to Sada Akkar Newspaper, the only privately owned news agency in Akkar District. Halba is also home to a Lebanese Red Cross First Aid Center.

Halbi or Halba is a tribal community of India. It is mostly found in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

The word Halba is derived from word hal ("plough"). The Halba were farmers and landlords. The Halba tribes was the one of the major and most influential tribal group of state Bastar in 17th century.[citation needed] Halba tribes were active in the politics and military of Bastar State. The goddess of Halba tribe is Ma Danteshwari. The language of Halba tribe is "Halbi", which is combination of Hindi, Chttisghari, Oriya and Marathi. Halba/Halbi tribe has no sub-castes.

External links[edit]

Halba news section on Sada Akkar newspaper