Cheikh Mohammad

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Cheikh Mohammad (Arabic: الشيخ محمد‎) is a village situated in Akkar Governorate, Lebanon. Situated 400 metres above sea level, in between two mountains, it overlooks the Akkar plains and sea. It is made up of approximately 450 houses, with 99% of the population being Christian, mostly Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholics and ’Maronite.[1] This small village contains two schools, a primary and secondary as well as two churches, one dating back hundreds of years. And the very first hospital in AKKAR, "AKKAR Rahal Hospital" or " Hôpital AKKAR Rahal-HAR".[citation needed]


The residents of this village are predominantly doctors of medicine, teachers, soldiers in the Lebanese army, police officers.[citation needed]

Village life[edit]

The Village is divided into two sections, the upper and the lower. The upper is predominantly made up of the Bitar and Khoury families. The lower is predominantly made up of the El-Cheikh, Rahal, Mahfoud, Boustani, Taoum, Helwe, and Yaacoub families, although many of the families members have travelled abroad to escape the civil war of 1975-1990, many have returned in recent years. Many of them have also expanded and moved to many countries including Australia, United States of America, Canada, France, Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina.[citation needed]

Cheikh Mohammad is a five-minute walk away from Halba, the capital city of Akkar Governorate, providing quick access to all household needs.


  1. ^ "Municipal and ikhtiyariah elections in Northern Lebanon" (PDF). The Monthly. March 2010. p. 21. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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Coordinates: 34°33′N 36°05′E / 34.550°N 36.083°E / 34.550; 36.083