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Map of Lebanon with Beqaa highlighted
|• Total||4,429 km2 (1,710 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Since 2014, Beqaa Governorate contains three districts:
A law was passed in 2003 to separate Baalbek District and Hermel District from Beqaa Governorate to form a new governorate, Baalbek-Hermel Governorate. Implementation of Baalbek-Hermel began in 2014 with the appointment of its first governor.
According to voter registration data, the governorate is approximately 40% Christian to 60% Muslim (313505 voters).
In the district (qadaa) of Zahlé (meaning na area much greater than that of the city proper), Christians form a simple majority of 55% of voters (172555 in total). In the district of West Beqaa-Rashaya (the two are combined as an electoral district), Christians account for 22.22% of voters (140950 in total).
Electoral constituency and confessional distribution
The governorate of the Beqaa is split into two, single district constituencies: Zahlé and West Beqaa-Rashaya.
West Beqaa-Rashaya has 4 deputies: 1 Maronite, 1 Orthodox, 2 Sunnis, 1 Shi'a, and 1 Druze.
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