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Balamand

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Balamand is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Koura District (Qada'a), an administrative division of North Lebanon Governorate (Mohafazah).

Location

Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)

Municipality address

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

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)

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
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Higher Educational Institute Public Private
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Eight centuries ago, Cistercian monks founded their first overseas abbey on a promontory 20 kms south of Tripoli and gave it the name of Belmont. Known today as Balamand, is the seat of a Greek Orthodomox monastery dedicated to the Virgin and Saint George.

Balamand possesses a remarkable library with important manuscripts, two inconostases and a collection of important icons the work of painters from a number of countries who came here at different times to contribute to the iconographic heritage of the monastery.

A masterpiece of austerity, the arrangement of structures around the cloister’s courtyard is characteristic of a Cistercian monastery plan. The Church of Our Lady of Balamand is composed of a single nave ending in a large apse flanked by two rectangular rooms. The inconostasis of carved wood was made in Macedonia at the end of the 17th century, although one part of it was made by local artisans. The bell tower, a gothic monument of local workmanship, is one of the most remarkable exterior elements of the church and is the only stone bell tower extant in the Middle East. Today a well known seminary with a distinguished library operates on the premises and the University of Balamand (opened in 1988) is located nearby.

(from http://www.tripoli-city.org/)