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Beit El Faqs

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Beit El Faqs (بيت الفقس) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Minieh-Danniyeh District (Qada'a), an administrative division of North Lebanon Governorate (Mohafazah). The municipality is member of Federation of Danniyeh Municipalities.

Location

Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
66

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
70/ 568 800

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 189 364
2013 176 410
2012 174 094

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
3 3 - 771 -

Higher Educational Institute Public Private
- - -

Etymology : Researchers give various definitions of the name Beit El Faqs. In his book, “Names of Lebanese Cities and Villages”, Lebanese Author Anis Freiha said that the name derived from an Aramaean Syriac word “bet qfasé” which means a depot or a warehouse. Others said that the name derived from the Arabic word “feqes” or “tafqis”, which means the incubation of eggs.
However, residents say that the name refers to a resident called Hajj Mohammed, who got six children successively and was hence called the “incubator” or “Feqes” and the town was hence called the home of the incubator or “Beit al-Feqes”.

Location : The town is located in the Minieh-Danniyeh kaza in the Mohazafat of North-Lebanon at an altitude of 960 meters above sea level. It is 110 kilometers away from beyrouth and 35 kilometers from Trablous (Tripoli). It can be reached via the following road: Sir al-Danniyeh – Ain Et Tineh.

Surface : 66 ha - 0,66 km² - 0,25 mi².

Population : The estimated number of people registered in Personal Status records reaches around 2,200, who belong to the Sunni confession. There are around 400 houses in the town.

Voters : The number of voters in 2004 reached 1,370 compared to 1,219 voters in 2000. They are distributed in the following families:

- Othman 260 voters
- Ammar 200 voters
- Deeb 130 voters
- Hamad 110 voters
- Khaled 97 voters
- Yehia 82 voters
- Ismail 75 voters
- Taleb 68 voters

Other families include: Aawada, Abdel-Qader, Abu Yehia, Hassoun, Mariam, al-Hajj, Shehadeh, Taqla, Abdallah, Mohammed and Omari.

Local Authorities : The village has a municipal council formed of 12 members headed by Abdel-Malak al-Hajj. The council was established in 1963. There is also a mayor and a mayoral council formed of three members. The village’s share from the independent municipal fund reached 93.9 million LBP in 2002 compared to 125.4 million LBP in 2003 and 76.3 million LBP in 2004.

Educational Institution : There are three educational institutions in the village:

- Beit El Faqs High School, which contains 212 students distributed in 11 classes.
- Beit El Faqs Public School, which and contains around 261 students distributed in 15 classes.
- Beit El Faqs School - al-Rmail, which contains 46 students distributed in eight classes.

Economic Activities : Residents depend on agriculture, in particular the cultivation of apple, pear, peach and apricot trees and grapevines, in addition to other crops. There are also many institutions that provide job opportunities to the youth of the town. Moreover, there are many beekeepers in the village and around 160 tons of honey and 50 kilograms of royal honey are produced each year.

Problems facing the residents : One of the main problems in the village is the lack of a proper draining system, which causes diseases and viruses. Residents suffer from lack of water, especially irrigation water, which harms the agricultural sector. Internal roads are also unpaved.

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