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Miniara (Arabic: منياره) (also transliterated Minyara) is a village in the Akkar District, North Lebanon, 9 kilometers east of the Mediterranean Sea, and 3 kilometers south of Halba. The population is between 7,000 and 10,000. Miniara is the birthplace of Ibrahim BEIK El-SARRAF, the first member of the Lebanese parliament to represent the Christian seat of Akkar for 2 terms when Lebanon was still a French Mandate, and his younger brother "AFANDI" Zeki EL SARRAF the first mayor in the municipality of Akkar in his village Miniara.


The population is religiously diverse. A Christian village but of several different denominations with a majority of Greek Orthodox and including Greek Catholic, Maronite Catholic, Protestant, Anglican, Baptist and Jehovah's Witnesses.


The majority of Miniara's teenage population is either in high school or has completed high school. Amongst the professions are: Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, Researchers, Professors, Writers, Army and Police Force Generals and personnel, Business people and life educated citizens.Not to mention the migrants all over the world that contribute towards the well being and dignity of their families in Miniara.

Miniara has both private and public schools.

Private Schools[edit]

  • Saint Joseph's High School
  • Saint Joseph's Elementary School
  • Ecole Nationale Orthodoxe (E.N.O)
  • Modern School

Public Schools[edit]

  • Miniara Female Public School
  • Miniara Public High School
  • Miniara Boys Public School


Coordinates: 34°31′57″N 36°03′38.76″E / 34.53250°N 36.0607667°E / 34.53250; 36.0607667