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Ghazzeh

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Ghazzeh (غزة) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in West Beqaa District (Qada'a), an administrative division of Beqaa Governorate (Mohafazah). The municipality is member of Federation of Sahel Municipalities.

Location

Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
62 870 769

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
08/ 640 222 08/ 640 394

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 414 057
2013 382 031
2012 388 236

Education

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
4 3 1 1 030 242

Higher Educational Institute Public Private
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Etymology

There are several interpretations for the name of this village — one stems from the Aramaic word gazze, meaning “treasures” or “savings,” and another stems from the word gezze, referring to the wool shaved from the sheep.

is 7 kilometers from the center of the Qada’a and 27 kilometers from the center of the governorate. It can be reached by the following road:

Chtaura - Marj - Joubb Jannine - Ghazzeh

The population of Ghazze is estimated to be 6,150 people, with the majority of the population belonging to the Sunni sect. Ghazze is characterized by a high percentage of its residents living outside Lebanon (60%), mostly in Venezuela and Brazil. There are 1,000 houses in the village.

The largest families (according to number of registered voters) include:

- Al-Majdoub: 896 voters
- Al-Qadery: 358 voters
- Al-Smeili: 422 voters
- Abu-joukh: 189 voters
- Al-Ghazzawi: 302 voters
- Murad: 623 voters
- Dahook: 133 voters

Among the other families in Ghazzeh are:

Mansour, Ragab, Abu Naseef, Yasin, Khalil, Hazimeh, Abu Murad, Taha, Ayach, Aabd al-Fattah, Zahran, Sharaneq.

The village of Ghazze boasts three mayors, a mayoral council comprised of three members, and a municipal council comprised of fifteen members. Table No. 1 shows the revenue that the municipality received between 2000 and 2003 from the independent municipal council.

There is a large number of small shops in the village which provide for the needs of the village itself as well as for the needs of nearby villages. In addition, there are three sawmills and eight blacksmiths. There is an agricultural cooperative in Ghazzeh that assists farmers. Capital inflow from emigrants who have left the village to live abroad also assists many families.

Problems

This village of Ghazze is similar to villages throughout the surrounding area in that it suffers from neglect, which has prompted a large number of its citizens to emigrate. The village suffers from a lack of basic services. For example, there are no means in Ghazze by which its residents may dispose of solid waste, which forces the people to collect and burn their garbage, causing great discomfort and pollution and inviting the spread of diseases to the population.

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