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Borj El Yahoudiyeh

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Borj El Yahoudiyeh (برج اليهودية) 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 Minieh Municipalities.


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
03/ 157 007

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 76 219
2013 70 310
2012 68 970


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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Etymology : “Borj El Yahoudiyeh” refers to the tower which was built in the town in memory of Queen Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great and the daughter of a Christian Syriac priest. Queen Helena lived between 247 and 327 A.D. Historians tell that while she was searching for the Christ’s cross, she traveled through the Lebanese coast, where she was warmly welcomed by the Christians of the area. After her death, Emperor Constantine passed by the area on his way to Jerusalem and asked the citizens to build the tower for two reasons: to immortalize the memory of his mother and allow the Christians of the area to use it as a protection from any attack. As days went by, the tower of Helena became known as the tower of the Jew or Borj El Yahoudiyeh. Another town called Karm al-Akhras is also linked with Borj El Yahoudiyeh.

Location : The town is located in the Minieh-Danniyeh kaza in the Mohafazat of the North-Lebanon at an altitude of 190 meters above sea level. It is 80 kilometers away from Beyrouth and five kilometers from Trablous (Tripoli). The town can be reached via the following road: Trablous – Deir Aammar.

Surface : 211 ha - 2,11 km² - 0,81 mi².

Population : The number of registered residents is estimated at 700 people who belong to the Sunni confession and live in around 170 houses.

Municipal elections : In the last municipal elections of 2004, Borj El Yahoudiyeh counted 895 resgitered voters of which 469 actual voters.

Local Authorities : Borj El Yahoudiyeh has a mayor and a mayoral council formed of three members. A municipal council of nine members was formed in line with Decision number 589 of September 30, 2002. However, Decision no.70/ad of July 13, 2005 dissolved the council following the resignation of five members. The town’s revenues from the independent municipal fund reached 35 million LBP in 2002 compared to 44.3 million LBP in 2003 and 26.9 million LBP in 2004.

Schools : There are no schools in Borj El Yahoudiyeh per say.

Hospitals : There are no hospitals in Borj El Yahoudiyeh per say.

Indicator of economic dynamism : Residents depend on agriculture, in particular the cultivation of grapevines, almond, apricot and olive trees, citrus fruits, cereals and vegetables. Around 20 shops and two aluminum factories are also present in the town.

Archeological Sites : The town is known for the tower built in memory of Queen Helena, called Borj El Yahoudiyeh.

Problems facing the Residents : Citizens suffer from lack of water, especially during summer. The absence of a water draining system also leads to the proliferation of viruses and diseases. On the agricultural level, almond trees were hit by a disease which was called the “soil cancer”. No treatment is available so far to this disease despite laboratory studies conducted at the American University of Beyrouth.

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