Zahlé District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Zahle District)
Jump to: navigation, search
District
District
قضاء زحلة
Vineyards
Vineyards
Location in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Country  Lebanon
Capital Zahle
Area
 • Total 164 sq mi (425 km2)
Population
 • Total 300,000
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Zahle 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.

Main cities and towns[edit]

Demographics[edit]

The Zahle district is one of the most diverse regions in Lebanon. Roughly 60-65% of the population is of the Christian sect, with a decent portion being Greek Catholic. The remaining 35-40% of the population is of the Muslim sect, which is equally split between 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 settlements[edit]

  • 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
  • Qousaya
  • Raait
  • Taanayel
  • Tal Amara

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 33°50′48″N 35°53′51″E / 33.8468°N 35.8976°E / 33.8468; 35.8976