Rashaya District

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Rashaya District
District
قضاء راشيا
Location in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Beqaa Governorate
Capital Rashaya
Area
 • Total 187 sq mi (485 km2)
Population
 • Total 50,000
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Rashaya District (Arabic: قضاء راشيا‎) is an administrative district in the Beqaa Governorate of the Republic of Lebanon.

Most of Rachaya's population are Druze with a Christian minority. Many people of Rachaya have left for larger cities in Lebanon such as Beirut. During the Lebanese civil war, Rachaya was not affected as much as other parts of Lebanon during the conflict.

Rachaya is known for its pottery and famous for the Church bells made in the town, the town is right next to the Anti-Lebanon mountain range in bordering Syria.

Coordinates: 33°30′09″N 35°50′46″E / 33.5024°N 35.8462°E / 33.5024; 35.8462