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Miniara (Arabic: منياره) (also transliterated Minyara) is a village in Akkar Governorate, 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. Dr Yacoub El Sarraf--son of Ibrahim El Sarraf and a generous doctor who treated poor people free of charge and conducted many public services--was elected the Minister of Health in Lebanon. The current mayor of the village of Miniara is Toni Maim Aboud since 1998.
The population is religiously diverse. A Christian village but of several different denominations with a majority of Greek Orthodox and including Melkite Greek Catholic, Maronite Catholic, and Evangelical.
The majority of Miniara's teenage population is either in high school or has completed high school.
Miniara has both private and public schools.
- Saint Joseph's High School
- Saint Joseph's Elementary School
- Ecole Nationale Orthodoxe (E.N.O)
- Modern School
- Miniara Female Public School
- Miniara Public High School
- Miniara Boys Public School
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- Al Mustaqbal - article on Fouad Ibrahim Sarraf accessed January 13, 2007.