Administrative divisions of Lebanon
Lebanese territory is administratively divided into three levels :
- First level : Eight governorates (mohafazah).
- Second level : Twenty-five districts (qada’a, caza).
- Third level : The municipalities (baladia). Two or more municipalities can form a federation of municipalities.
With Law 522 of July 16, 2003, the number of lebanese governorates increased from six to eight. Two governorates were created, Baalbek-Hermel (formerly part of the Bekaa) and Aakkar Governorate (formerly part of North Lebanon).