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Khiara

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Khiara (الخياره) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in West Beqaa District (Qada'a), an administrative division of Beqaa Governorate (Mohafazah). The municipality is member of Federation of Sahel Municipalities.

Location

Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
58 870 916

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
08/ 641 799 - 641 766 08/ 641 766

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 103 213
2013 95 057
2012 91 026

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 1 219 2 344

Higher Educational Institute Public Private
1 - 1

Etymology

Researchers provide two possibilities to explain the name of the town. First, to the connotation of the word in Arabic “Khiara,” meaning a choice based on the best quality. Second, in reference to a Yemeni group of the Khiara family “Bani Khiara.” This however is unsubstantiated.

The municipality of Khiara was established by decree number 219 dated September 20, 1973. Its Municipal Council, now disbanded, included 9 members. Its municipal share of the proceeds of the Independent Municipal Fund reached LBP46.1 million in 2005 and rose to LBP54 million in 2006. The town has a mayor and a Mayoral Body consisting of 3 members

Higher Education

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