Halba

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Halba
حلبا
City
Map showing the location of Halba within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Halba within Lebanon
Halba
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°33′2″N 36°4′41″E / 34.55056°N 36.07806°E / 34.55056; 36.07806Coordinates: 34°33′2″N 36°4′41″E / 34.55056°N 36.07806°E / 34.55056; 36.07806
Country  Lebanon
Governorate North Governorate
District Akkar District
Elevation 167 m (548 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Halba (Arabic: حلبا‎‎) is the capital of the Akkar District in the North Governorate of Lebanon, close to the border with Syria. It is located at around 34°33′2″N 36°4′41″E / 34.55056°N 36.07806°E / 34.55056; 36.07806.

The population in Halba is divided between Sunni Muslims, Greek Orthodox Christians and Maronite Christians.

Halba is home to Sada Akkar Newspaper, the only privately owned news agency in Akkar District. Halba is also home to a Lebanese Red Cross First Aid Center.

Sports[edit]

The most recognizable sports in Halba are football and basketball.

External links[edit]

Halba news section on Sada Akkar newspaper