Governorates of Lebanon


Lebanon is divided into nine governorates (muhafazah). Each governorate is headed by a governor (muhafiz):

GovernorateArabic nameCapital City ISO code Area (km2)[1] Population (2017)[2] Current governor
AkkarعكارHalba LB-AK 776 423,596 Imad Labaki
Baalbek-Hermelبعلبك - الهرملBaalbek LB-BH 3,009 457,932 Bachir Khodr
BeirutبيروتBeirut LB-BA 18 433,249 Marwan Abboud
BeqaaالبقاعZahleh LB-BI 1,271 534,342 Kamal Abou Jaoudeh
Keserwan-Jbeilكسروان - جبيلJounieh N/A 722 282,222 Pauline Deeb
Mount Lebanonجبل لبنانBaabda LB-JL 1,238 1,520,016 Mohammed Al-Makkawi
NabatiehالنبطيةNabatiye LB-NA 1,058 383,839 Mahmoud Al-Mawla
NorthالشمالTripoli LB-AS 1,205 790,951 Ramzi Nohra
SouthالجنوبSidon LB-JA 943 590,078 Mansour Daw
Governorate
محافظات (Arabic)
  • Also known as:
  • Muhafazah
Location Lebanon
Number9 (as of 2017)
Subdivisions

All of the governorates except for Beirut and Akkar are divided into districts, which are further subdivided into municipalities.

The newest governorate is Keserwan-Jbeil, which was gazetted on 7 September 2017[3][4] but whose first governor, Pauline Deeb, was not appointed until 2020.[5] Implementation of the next most recently created governorates, Akkar and Baalbek-Hermel, also remains ongoing since the appointment of their first governors in 2014.[6]

See also


References


  1. Law, Gwillim. "Lebanon Provinces". Statoids. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  2. Brinkhoff, Thomas (2 March 2019). "Lebanon: Administrative Division". City Population. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  3. "إنشاء محافظة جديدة في جبل لبنان باسم «كسروان الفتوح وجبيل»" (in Arabic). Legal Informatics Center, Lebanese University. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  4. "Le découpage administratif du Liban en 2017" (in French). Localiban. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  5. "Basket of appointments fills key economic posts". BusinessNews.com.lb. 11 June 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  6. "Cabinet Appoints 5 New Governors, Accepts Qaloush's Resignation". Naharnet. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2017.