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Bebnine - Aabdeh

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Bebnine - Aabdeh (ببنين - العبده) 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)
105 100 678

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
06/ 471 458 - 471 530 06/ 471 458

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 1 426 856
2013 1 338 806
2012 1 300 309


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
11 4 7 2 698 1 835

Higher Educational Institute Public Private
- - -

Main Families

The following are some of the main families making up the voter base of the town:

• El-Masri: 488 voters
• Rifai: 425 voters
• Kassar: 370 voters
• Sebsebi: 300 voters
• Hajj: 225 voters
• Khaled: 190 voters
• Merhebi: 162 voters
• Daher: 24 voters

Educational Institutions

There are nine educational institutions, four of which are public, four that are private and one that is a subsidized private school. The total number of students is estimated at 3,500 pupils.

Clubs and Associations

There is one club and six associations, including the Fishing Cooperative.

Economic Activity

The town’s economy is largely based on the existence of approximately 400 small industrial and commercial businesses (Trade and Smithery). However, the fishing trade and ship manufacturing constitute the main professions of 70% of residents. In addition, 15% of the population is employed in agricultural activities, while the remaining residents work in the public or private sectors, or are self-employed.

Special Features

The town is mainly characterized by the boom in population figures, with a growth rate of 207% from 1965 to the present, primarily due to the high birth rate and low emigration. Residents numbered 3,900 in 1965, as compared to 12,000 people today. These figures contrast with the national average growth rate which ranges between 1.5% - 1.7% annually. These figures also counter the general perception that predominantly Shiite towns have the highest birth rates in the country.

Table 1 shows the evolution of population growth rates in several areas between the years 1965-2000.

Map of road network

Map of desertification risk

Map of rivers and water springs

Sources : http://www.iimonthly.com