Territorial administration of Lebanon

Governorate (Mohafazah)

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The Governorate (Muhafazah, Mohafazah, محافظة) is an administrative division of Lebanon. It is generally divided into District (Qada’a). Only Beirut have no division.

In 2003, the number of governorates increased from six to eight, with the creation of two additional Baalbek-Hermel Governorate and Aakkar Governorate.

Each Governorate is headed by a Mohafez (governor). The Mohafez is appointed by decree of the Council of Ministers. He is hierarchically subordinate to the Minister of the Interior.

Governorate
Aakkar
Baalbek-Hermel
Beirut
Beqaa
Mount Lebanon
Nabatiyeh
North Lebanon
South Lebanon