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Karm El Mohr

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Karm El Mohr (كرم المهر) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Minieh-Danniyeh District (Qada'a), an administrative division of North Lebanon Governorate (Mohafazah).

Location

Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
845

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
70/ 342 834

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 128 952
2013 120 791
2012 121 366

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
2 1 1 26 78

Higher Educational Institute Public Private
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Etymology

There is no apparent reason behind the name of this village. Most probably, its name goes back to marriage endowment (Mohr = endowment) and its vineyards (Karm= vineyard), which were considered the bride’s endowment, which resulted in its name Karm El Mohr (endowment’s vineyard).

Etymology

Karm El Mohr is situated in Minieh-Danniyeh District in the North Lebanon Governorate, at an altitude of 1,050 meters above sea level. It is situated 110 km from the capital city Beirut and 24 km from Tripoli, covering an area of 850 hectares.

Karm Al Muhr can be reached via Tripoli - Zgharta - Ehden - Kfar Hata (Zgharta).

Population

The estimated number of people registered in the Civil Status Records of the town is around 2,200. The majority belongs to the Maronite community. There are about 250 houses in the town, with 6 small commercial and artisanal enterprises.

Municipal elections

In the last municipal elections of 2004, Karm El Mohr counted 2 520 resgitered voters of which 1 320 actual voters.

Local Authorities

The municipality of Karm Al Mohr, chaired by Mr. Mikhael Elias, was established by decree number 32 dated May 5, 1973 (however the first municipal elections were held in 1992). Its municipal share of the proceeds of the Independent Municipal Fund reached LBP63million in 2006. The town has a mayor, Mrs. Mary Yaacoub, and a council consisting of 3 members.

Educational Institutions

There is a public school in the town of Karm Al Mohr, “The Karm Al Mohr Mixed Public School,” which was comprised of 17 students in the academic year of 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. There are 8 members in the teaching staff, including 5 contractual teachers.

There is also a private-free school in the town, “The Karm Al Mohr Maronite School,” which included 38 students in the 2005-2006 academic year and decreased to 32 students in 2006-2007. It has 7 members in its teaching staff, including 4 contractual teachers.

Economic Activities

The residents of Karm Al Muhr depend on their living mainly from money sent from expatriates overseas. The town also used to depend on agriculture, particularly the cultivation of apples, pears and wheat. However, this sector is witnessing regression nowadays.

Archeological Sites

The Town of Karm Al Muhr is home to the Aycha Fortress built on the heights of Al Fawwar spring. It is a huge rock carrying the ruins of what used to be an important prince’s palace or protection center, overseeing an old road linking the Denniyeh region and Ba’albeck.

Problems

Residents of the town suffer from many problems similar to those of any other towns, such as old electricity and water networks and sewage problems, since their network is still incomplete. The town also suffers from the emigration of its inhabitants seeking job opportunities abroad.

Town Characteristic

Karm Al Muhr is known for its abundant springs that constitute a large investment opportunity for filling, selling and commercializing water.

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