Governorates of Lebanon

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Governorates of Lebanon
محافظات (Arabic)
Also known as:
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CategoryFirst-level administration
Location Lebanon
Number8 (as of 2017)
GovernmentGovernorate Government, National Government
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Lebanon is divided into eight governorates (muhafazah). Each governorate is headed by a governor (muhafiz):

Governorate Arabic name Capital City ISO code Area (km2) Population Current governor
Akkar عكار Halba LB-AK 788 389,899 Imad Labaki
Baalbek-Hermel بعلبك - الهرمل Baalbek LB-BH 3,009 416,427 Bachir Khodr
Beirut بيروت Beirut LB-BA 19 432,645 Marwan Abboud
Beqaa البقاع Zahleh LB-BI 4,429 536,768 Kamal Abou Jaoudeh
Mount Lebanon جبل لبنان Baabda LB-JL 1,968 1,831,533 Mohammed Al-Makkawi
Nabatieh النبطية Nabatiye LB-NA 1,098 368,077 Mahmoud Al-Mawla
North الشمال Tripoli LB-AS 1,236 782,436 Ramzi Nohra
South الجنوب Sidon LB-JA 930 578,195 Mansour Daw

All of the governorates except for Beirut and Akkar are divided into districts, and then subdivided into municipalities.

Implementation of the two newest governorates, Akkar and Baalbek-Hermel, remains ongoing since their establishment in 2014.[1]

In August 2017, the Lebanese parliament decided to make a new governorate comprising the districts of Byblos and Keserwan. At the time, the governorate was awaiting presidential approval and actual implementation.[2]

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  1. ^ "Cabinet Appoints 5 New Governors, Accepts Qaloush's Resignation". Naharnet. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Keserwan and Jbeil Merged into a mohafazah". 16 August 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.

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