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Maroun Er Ras

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Maroun Er Ras (مارون الراس) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Bent Jbayl District (Qada'a), an administrative division of Nabatiyeh Governorate (Mohafazah). The municipality is member of Federation of Bent-Jbayl District Municipalities.


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
125 945 753

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
07/ 451 099 07/ 451 099

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 441 539
2013 417 442
2012 411 101


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
1 1 - 40 -

Higher Educational Institute Public Private
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The name Maroun Al Ras is composed of two parts: the first part Maroun refers in the roman language to “an honest man”, while the second part Al Ras (in Arabic “the head” or “the top”) refers to the village being the highest point in the region of Jabal A’amel (Mount A’amel).


The village of Maroun Al- Ras, situated 125 km south of Beirut, covers an area of 920 hectares in Qada’a Bent Jbeil in the Nabatiyeh. It stands at an altitude of 945 m above sea level and can be reached by 2 different routes:

Sour - Bent Jbeil - Maroun Al Ras; Or Marja’ayoun - Kafarkela - Maroun Al Ras.

Due to its height, the village has a view of wide Palestinian territories.


The registered population of Maroun Al Ras stands at around 4,551 people, while the number of permanent residents does not exceed 700 people. 99% of the village population is Muslim Shia’a.

The village of Maroun Al Ras counts around 400 houses.

Number of Voters

The number of registered voters in the village stood at 3,245 voters in 2004, distributed according to these main families:

- A’alawieh 1,347 voters

- Fares 504 voters

- Hamadeh 279 voters

- Sheikh Ali 279 voters

- Karnib 171 voters

- Mhanna 119 voters

- Makki 116 voters

- Zib 73 voters

Also other families: Ayyoub (63), Issa (60), Hassan (48), Hajj (45), Daoud (32), Hussein (29), Chehadeh (15), Mohamed Ali (14), Assa’ad (13), Suleiman (12), Moussa (9), Chebli (7), Charara (7), Reda (1), Farhat (1), Ibrahim (1).

Local Authorities

There is a municipality council in the village counting 15 members and one mayor who is currently Mustapha A’alawieh. There are also two mokhtars in the village: Mohamad Makki and Khalil Chehadeh.

Educational Institutions

There is only one educational institution in the village called “the Maroun Al Ras Public Complementary School”. There are no official documents on the number of students it holds.

Economic Activities

The economic life is mainly based on the culture of tobacco as well as some grains. The village also has some mini-markets and shops providing people with basic provisional supplies.

Archeological and Cultural Sites

Several archeological items were discovered in Maroun Al Ras counting the following: An ancient undated grotto with epigraphy, many stone-engraved arcs and sarcophagi, ancient medium-seized columns, and an ancient ceramic vessel.

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