Governorates of Lebanon

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Governorates of Lebanon
محافظات لبنان (Arabic)
Also known as:
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Category Unitary state
Location Lebanese Republic
Number 6 governorates
Populations 316,541 (Nabatieh) – 2,543,578 (Mount Lebanon)
Areas 7.6 square miles (20 km2) (Beirut) - 1,710 square miles (4,400 km2) (Beqaa)
Government Governorate government, National government
Subdivisions District
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Lebanon is divided into six governorates (muhafazah), listed with their capitals in parentheses:

  1. Beirut (Beirut) (west, capital)
  2. Mount Lebanon (Baabda) (west)
  3. North (Tripoli) (northwest)
  4. Beqaa (Zahleh) (east)
  5. Nabatiye (Nabatiye) (southeast)
  6. South (Sidon) (southwest)

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

Two new governorates have been approved but not yet implemented: Akkar (from Akkar District) and Baalbek-Hermel (from Baalbek District and Hermel District). [1]

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