Rashaya District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Rashaya District
قضاء راشيا
Rashaya Citadel
Rashaya Citadel
Location in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Country Lebanon
GovernorateBeqaa Governorate
 • Total187 sq mi (485 km2)
 • Total50,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Rashaya District (Arabic: قضاء راشيا) is an administrative district in the Beqaa Governorate of the Republic of Lebanon.

Al-Rafid, Rashaya District

Most of Rachaya's population are Druze with a Sunni and Shia and Christian minority. Many people of Rachaya have left for larger cities in Lebanon such as Beirut. During the Lebanese civil war, Rachaya was not affected as much as other parts of Lebanon during the conflict.

Rachaya is known for its pottery and famous for the Church bells made in the town, the town is right next to the Anti-Lebanon mountain range in bordering Syria.

Religion in the Rashaya District

  Sunni Islam (36%)
  Shia Islam (1%)
  Christianity (21%)
  Druze (42%)

Coordinates: 33°30′09″N 35°50′46″E / 33.5024°N 35.8462°E / 33.5024; 35.8462