Halba, Lebanon

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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 Akkar Governorate
District Akkar District
Elevation 167 m (548 ft)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialing code +961

Halba (Arabic: حلبا‎) is the capital of Akkar Governorate in northern 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 Maronites and followers of other religions.[1]

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.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  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.

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