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Bteddine El Liqch

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Bteddine El Liqch (بتدين اللقش) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Jezzine District (Qada'a), an administrative division of South Lebanon Governorate (Mohafazah). The municipality is member of Federation of Jezzine Municipalities.

Location

Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
66 830 320

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
07/ 800 196 07/ 800 196

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 63 307
2013 59 163
2012 58 005

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
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Higher Educational Institute Public Private
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Etymology

Historians give various definitions of the name. Some of them say that it has Syriac origins and formed of two words, “Bet Dina,” the first meaning “place” and the second “law” or the “place of law”.

The word “Loqqosh” or “Liqsha” is Aramaic and means early or spring harvest.

“Al-qosh”, a Hebraic word, means belated rain. In spoken Arabic, it means a type of red wood in pine trees that has a nice smell and is highly inflammable.

Location

Bteddine al-Loqqosh is located in the qada’a of Jezzine in the South Lebanon mohafaza at an altitude of 820 meters above sea level. The town is 66 kilometers away from Beirut and 28 kilometers away from Saida. It extends over an area of 320 hectars surrounded by pine trees.

Bteddine al-Loqqoch can be reached via Saida-Jezzine road or Deir al-Moukhales-Bisri.

Population

The number of registered citizens reaches 830 people, with the majority belonging to the Maronite confession (around 94.6%). The town counts 80 houses and 10 shops and commercial institutions.

Voters

The number of voters in 2004 reached 634 people compared with 628 in 2000. They are distributed in the following families:

- Abu Sleiman : 100 voters

- Eid : 93 voters

- Qattar : 90 voters

- Akl : 60 voters

- Salameh : 52 voters

- Sayegh : 31 voters

- Abu Samra : 25 voters

- Hajj : 25 voters

- Abu Nader : 20 voters

- Khalil : 20 voters

Other families include Abou Akl, Nawfal, Atallah, Abdo, Chukri, Aoun, Sema’an, Farhat, Elias and Karam.

Local Authorities

The town has a municipal council formed of nine members and headed by Nabil Qattar. It was created according to decision no. 273 of March 9, 1964. Revenues from the independent municipal fund reached 28.8 million LBP in 2004, compared to 45 million LBP in 2003 and 39.1 million LBP in 2002. In addition to the municipal council, the town has a mayoral council formed of a mukhtar and three members.

Educational Institutions

There are no public or private schools in the town and students go to nearby schools, in particular in Jezzine, which is only six kilometers away from Bteddine.

Archeological and Cultural Sites

Many ruins were found in the town, including two Roman columns that stand today in the Beiteddine Palace, sarcophagi engraved in rocks, an ancient church - Mar Youssef church - and buildings dating back to the previous century.

Economic Activities

Residents depend on agriculture, especially the cultivation of olive, pine and fruit trees. They also depend on public employment and commercial institutions in the town.

Difficulties facing the Residents

Residents of Bteddine al-Loqqosh are facing economic and financial problems mainly resulting from the July-August 2006 Israeli war on the country. The town’s farmers were afflicted by financial losses due to the destruction of crops during the war. They are also facing difficulties in selling their products.

Bteddine al-Loqqosh is also the hometown of late Poet and Judge Boulos Salameh, the writer of Eid al-Riad and Eid al-Ghadir poems.

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