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Aandqet (عندقت) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Aakkar District (Qada'a), an administrative division of Aakkar Governorate (Mohafazah).


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
140 620 2 716

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
06/ 880 310 06/ 880 310 municipality@andaket.org

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 361 375
2013 330 741
2012 326 003


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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Origin of the name

The origins of the name are disputed, with some tracing it back to the Syriac language, to mean “the light spring” owing to its scant water. Others believe the word was derived from the summer place of the goddess A’anta at Ugarit.

The number of registered voters, based on the May 2004 municipal and mayoral elections, is 3,800. They are mainly distributed among the following families:

• Bitar: 310
• Khoury: 295
• Jreij: 195
• Daher: 150
• Kadi: 130
• Imad: 120
• Darazi: 110
• Cha’ar: 105
• Ghosn: 100
• Chahine: 97
• Sabbagh: 90
• Taqla: 78

Other small families in the town include: Makhoul, Mahfouz, Ja’alouk, Mansour, Estphan, Youssef, Saad, Shahoud, Awad, Nifyaweh and Abdullah.

Local authorities

The town has a municipality that was established in 1955 and a municipal council with 15 members. It also has two mayors and and three mayoral council members.

The revenues received from the Independent Municipal Fund from 1997-2002 totaled LBP 1 billion, distributed as follows:

- 1997: LBP 155.6 million ($103,250)

- 1998-1999: 327 million ($216,990)

- 2000: 112.7 million ($74,780)

- 2001: 210.8 million ($139,880)

- 2002: 195 million ($129,400)

Those funds allowed the town to undertake several projects, such as a joint sewage network with the Qbaiyat municipality and a streetlight network that extended the Aandqet-Qbaiyat road.

Educational institutions

There are two schools in the town:

• An intermediate public school with 50 students in the 2001-2002 academic year

• St. Joseph Sacred Heart (private school): made up of one subsidized and one non-subsidized school. There are 500 non-paying students and 257 paying pupils.

Economic activity

The army is a main source of income for many families in the town, with most families having at least one member in the army. This may be why a military barracks was established in the town during the French Mandate. The barracks was rehabilitated in 1972.

In addition, trade and agriculture, mainly in olives, grapes and vegetables, constitute another source of income.

Map of road network

Map of desertification risk

Map of rivers and water springs

Map of zones with fire risks

Map of forest zones