Baalbek District (kaza, قضاء) is one of two districts of Baalbek-Hermel Governorate and the largest caza of Lebanon. It reached 2 278 square kilometers, equivalent to one fourth of the total area of the country.
Baalbek District is between the peaks of the western chain of Mount Lebanon and the eastern chain of the Anti-Lebanon. It consists mainly of land in arid semi-desert climate, except for banks of the Litani and Orontes rivers (El Aass), around which concentrates the majority of residential settlements. Other areas remain uninhabited and constitute the majority of arid known as "Jouroud Baalbek."
Its bordered to the north and east by the Syrian border, west by Hermel District and Minieh-Danniyeh District, Bcharreh District, Batroun District, Jbeil (Byblos) District and Keserwan District, and south by the Syrian border and Zahleh District.
Its population is estimated at approximately 333 000 inhabitants, equivalent to 9% of the total population of Lebanon.
City of Baalbek hosts its administrative center. Its a historic city known for its Arab ruins and especially Roman ruins, dating back 2 500 years.
Municipalities Baalbek District
Main article : Municipalities of Lebanon
Federations of municipalities Baalbek District
Main article : Federation of municipalities.
|Federations of municipalities||Municipalities of the federation|
|1||Federation of Baalbek Municipalities||Baalbek | Douris | Haouch Tall Safiyeh | Iaat | Maqneh | Younine|
|2||Federation of Charqeh Baalbek Municipalities||Jenta | Khodr | Khreibeh | Nabi Chit | Serraaine El Faouqa | Serraine Et Tahta|
|3||Federation of Ech Chalal Municipalities||Bouday - Aallaq Et Tell | Saaideh|
|4||Federation of Gharbeh Baalbek Municipalities||Bednayel | Haouch Snaid | Qsarnaba | Temnine El Faouqa | Temnine Et Tahta|
Finances (local authorities)
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Local authorities took part in a development project
|2||Nabi Chit||Baalbek District||Baalbek-Hermel|