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Aarjes (عرجس) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Zgharta District (Qada'a), an administrative division of North Lebanon Governorate (Mohafazah). The municipality is member of Federation of Sahel Zgharta District Municipalities.


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
104 330 225

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
03/ 327 999

Données électorales

Sources : Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (Republic of Lebanon)
Données électorales 2010
Registered voters Effectifs du conseil municipal Effectifs moukhtar
Données électorales 2016
Registered voters Effectifs du conseil municipal Effectifs moukhtar

Revenue of Independent Municipal Fund

Sources : Official Journal (Lebanese Republic)
Year Revenues (Thousands Lebanese Pound)
2014 62 406
2013 56 623
2012 58 991


Sources : Central Administration of Statistics (Lebanese Presidency of the Council of Ministers) - Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Educational establishments (2006) Public Private Students schooled in the public schools Students schooled in the private schools
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Higher Educational Institute Public Private
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The name A’arjes has Greek origins and means a field or a small village.


The number of voters in 2008 reached 760, compared to 750 in 2005 and 737 in 2000. However, the number of balloters did not exceed 155 in 2000 and 158 in 2005. This small percentage of balloters (20%) is due to citizens emigrating or moving to other towns. Voters are distributed among the following families:

Khoury 137 voters
Semerani 95 voters
Afif 80 voters
Matta 61 voters
Mubarak 40 voters
Atar 36 voters
Moussa 34 voters
Abu Najem 28 voters
Kheir 28 voters
Ibrahim 26 voters
Youssef 20 voters

Other families include: Daher, Abu Samra, Mahfouz, Mezher, Jabbour, Ashmar, Ghattas, Zeaiter, Abu Nohra and Muzaffar.

A municipality was created in line with Decision no.446/ad of October 28th 1966. The village has also a Mukhtar and a mayoral council of three members. 1

Agriculture, in particular the cultivation of olive trees, are a source of income for the residents, in addition to a number of restaurants which employs locals. Residents also depend on money sent to them by emigrants.

Archeological Sites

The village has a number of ancient churches, including the church of Saydet ash-Shir.

Map of road network

Map of desertification risk

Map of rivers and water springs

Map of zones with fire risks

Map of forest zones