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Miyeh ou Miyeh

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Miyeh ou Miyeh (مية ومية) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Saida (Sidon) District (Qada'a), an administrative division of South Lebanon Governorate (Mohafazah). The municipality is member of Federation of Saida El Zahrani Municipalities.


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
45 170 230

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
07/ 722 265 07/ 722 265

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 265 594
2013 260 328
2012 250 597


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
4 1 3 136 3 287

Higher Educational Institute Public Private
- - -


There are three meanings for the Arabic name of the town Al-Mieh wa Mieh:

- stems from the Phoenician word “Mio mia” which means a place where there is mummification water; in fact, there are many Phoenician tombs in the town so this explanation is the most likely.

- comes from the Arabic word for water “al miah”.

- relates to the Arabic word “mieh”, which means one hundred. During a census of the number of villages in Iqlim al-Tuffah, Al-Mieh wa Mieh was number 200.

The majority of residents belong to the Catholic confession (85%). There is a minority of Maronite residents (7%), Protestants (6%) and other confessions (2%).


The number of voters reached 2,500 in 2008. They are distributed among the following families:

Saiqali 305 voters
Francis 245 voters

Wakim 181 voters
Bou Saba 150 voters

Hayek 90 voters
Saliba 85 voters

Sema’an 81 voters
Najem 28 voters

Matta 70 voters
Asa’ad 55 voters

Andraous 50 voters
Moussa 50 voters

Haikal 33 voters
Chemaly 28 voters

Wakim 55 voters
Najem 28 voters

Other families include: Khoury, Makhoul, Abu Zeid, Stephan, Jabbour, Ghassan, Abdallah, Constantin and Qozhaiya.

There are also two Mukhtars and a mayoral council of three members. The municipality’s share from the Independent Municipal Fund reached LBP163,2 million for 2005, compared to LBP136,8 million for 2004 and LBP170,7 million for 2003. 1

Archeological Sites

In addition to the tomb of Sultan Ya’acoub, there are a number of grottoes.

Map of road network

Map of desertification risk

Map of rivers and water springs