Governorates of Lebanon

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

GovernorateArabic nameCapital City ISO code Area (km2) Population Current governor
AkkarعكارHalba LB-AK 788 389,899 Imad Labaki
Baalbek-Hermelبعلبك - الهرملBaalbek LB-BH 3,009 416,427 Bachir Khodr
BeirutبيروتBeirut LB-BA 19 432,645 Ziad Elias Chebib
BeqaaالبقاعZahleh LB-BI 4,429 536,768 Kamal Abou Jaoudeh
Mount Lebanonجبل لبنانBaabda LB-JL 1,968 1,831,533 Mohammed Al-Makkawi
NabatiehالنبطيةNabatiye LB-NA 1,098 368,077 Mahmoud Al-Mawla
NorthالشمالTripoli LB-AS 1,236 782,436 Ramzi Nohra
SouthالجنوبSidon LB-JA 930 578,195 Mansour Daw
Governorates of Lebanon
محافظات لبنان (Arabic)
Also known as:
CategoryFirst-level administration
Location Lebanon
Number8 (as of 2017)
GovernmentGovernorate Government, National Government
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All of the governorates except for Beirut and Akkar are divided into districts, and then subdivided into municipalities.

Implementation of the two newest governorates, Akkar and Baalbek-Hermel, remains ongoing since their establishment in 2014.[1]

In August 2017, the Lebanese parliament decided to make a new governorate comprising the districts of Jbeil and Keserwan. At the time, the governorate was awaiting presidential approval and actual implementation.[2]

See also


  1. "Cabinet Appoints 5 New Governors, Accepts Qaloush's Resignation". Naharnet. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  2. "Keserwan and Jbeil Merged into a mohafazah". 16 August 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
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