Status of the municipalities in Lebanon
This file is only available in French and Arabic. Its contains a whole of remarks and reflexions relating to the total operation of the Lebanese local authority, in particular of the municipalities.
This section includes part of the overall mapping available at Localiban.org Although incomplete; it reveals an image of Lebanon through various thematic maps, including the administrative division of Lebanon, decentralized cooperation, administrative centers and population density...
Federations of municipalitiesFederations or unions are created by decree, or at the request of Municipalities (optional) or on top of the initiative of Minister of Interior (as necessary). They can constitute an unlimited number of cities and enjoy a legal status with financial and administrative (...)
Mohafazah (Muhafazah)The Mohafazah (Mohafazat in plural) is an administrative division which is the region in France. It is generally divided into several kadaa (Qada'a) and generally the administrative center is the city which is the most important in the region.
Kaza (Qada’a)The Kaza (Qada'a) is an administrative division of the Mohafazah, whose equivalent in France would be the department.
MunicipalitiesArticle 1 of Legislative Decree No. 118 of 30 June 1977 states that the municipality is a local government. Its enjoys financial autonomy and power of self-management. But it remains under the control and supervision of central government.