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


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
81 208 189

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
06/ 931 397 06/ 931 397

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 80 872
2013 75 666
2012 76 408
2007 81 757
2006 83 747
2005 39 513
2004 34 868
2003 58 947
2002 49 000


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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The word Bdebba has Syriac origins and is formed of two parts “Bet Dibba”. “Bet” means “place” and “Dibba” means “bear”. Hence, Bdebba is the house of the bear.


The town of Bdebba is located in the Qada’a of Koura in the North governorate at an altitude of 275 meters above sea level. Bdebba is 72 kilometers away from Beirut and 11 kilometers away from the capital of the North, Trablous. The town extends over an area of 187 hectares and can be reached via the following road: Amioun- Bshemzin- Bitram or Dahr al-Ain- Btouratij- Bdebba.


The estimated number of registered residents reaches around 1,200 people, with the majority (81.5%) belonging to the Orthodox confession and a minority of Maronites (11%). There are around 80 houses and 2 small shops in the town.


The number of voters reached 859 in 2004, compared with 872 in 2000. They are distributed in the following families according to the 2004 municipal elections:

Khoury: 150 voters
Sa’adeh: 50 voters
Ne’ameh: 30 voters
Daher: 72 voters
Chikhani: 43 voters
Armesh: 25 voters
Jabbour: 60 voters
Moussa: 35 voters
Barakat: 20 voters
Jreih: 50 voters
Abu Sa’ab: 30 voters
Sleiman (Orthodox): 20 voters

Other families include: Hajj, Nassar, Ibrahim, Chakkour, Youssef, Fayyad, Qormesh, Ya’acoub, Tannous, Itani, Ghazi, Razzouk, Maik, Gerges, Derkhashadorian, Allawi, Tarraq, Boustani, Sassine and Sleiman (Maronites).

Local Authorities

A municipality was created in Bdebba in line with decision no. 818 of December 30, 2003. The municipal council is formed of 9 members and is headed by Zafer Khoury. The town also has a mukhtar and a mayoral council. Revenues from the independent municipal fund in 2004 reached 34.8 million LBP compared with 60 million LBP in 2003 and 49 million LBP in 2002.

Educational and Social Institutions

There are no public or private schools in Bdebba and students go to schools in nearby towns.

Archeological and Cultural Sites

Bdebba is famous for ruins that date back to the Phoenician period. Those include ancient caves and sarcophagi. Ruins from the Crusades era were also discovered in the town.

Economic Activities

Residents depend on agriculture, in particular on the cultivation of olive, almond, grapes and fig. Emigrants to Africa and the Gulf send money to their families in the town.

Problems facing the Residents

Residents of Bdebba find difficulty in selling their agricultural products in light of the economic crisis in the country. They also suffer from lack of water especially in the summer.

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