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Borj El Mlouk - Khirbeh

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Borj El Mlouk - Khirbeh (برج الملوك) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Marjaayoun District (Qada'a), an administrative division of Nabatiyeh Governorate (Mohafazah).


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
100 600 617

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
07/ 835 656

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 99 540
2013 92 154
2012 92 587


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
2 2 - 200 -

Higher Educational Institute Public Private
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Borj El Mlouk is situated 100 km from Beirut and 15 km from Nabatiyeh, in the mohafazah of Nabatiyeh (in the Marjaayoun kaza).

The village, which covers an area of 625 hectares, stands at an altitude of 600m above sea level. It is bordered by Al-Sheikh Mount and Marjaayoun plain to the east, by the Litani River and Shkif Fortress (Arnoun) to the west and by Jezzine and Mount Al Rihan to the north.

Origin of its name

Borj El Mlouk is considered one of the oldest villages in the caza of Marjaayoun. Owing to its location, it was once a pit stop for caravans from the East.

It witnessed both world wars in the 20th century and was destroyed in the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, when it was dubbed “Khirbet” (‘ruin’ in Arabic). After its renovation and development, residents requested that the name be changed to “Borj El Mlouk” (Tower of Kings), as it contained many historic sites and a tower that was once home to a king who ruled the area many centuries ago.


The registered population is estimated at 1,600 people, distributed over approximately 250 households.

However, actual residents number a maximum of 500. The sectarian composition of the village is:

• Orthodox: 55%
• Catholic: 25%
• Maronite: 11%
• Evangelist: 6%
• Other sects: 3%

Number of Voters

The number of registered voters in the year 2001 was 1,025, but actual turnout that year was a mere 323 voters. Voters are distributed according to the following main families:

• Homsi (Orthodox): 96
• Homsi (Catholic): 68
• Homsi (Evangelist): 63
• Rizk: 67
• Khoury: 60
• Farah: 25
• Haddad: 45
• Saad: 43
• Jibran: 28
• Saliba: 26
• Saab: 24
• Hajj: 2

Other families in the village include the Jabbours, Massaads, Houchans, Salamehs, Nsours, Suleimans and Kozhayyas.

Local Authorities

The village has a municipal council made up of 9 members, one mayor and three elected officials. The municipality received LL 65 million ($43,130) from the Independent Municipality Fund in 2001. In 2002, it received only LL 34.8 million ($23,090), compared to LL 103 million ($68,350) in 1998 and in 1999.

Educational and social institutions

Borj El Mlouk does not have a public or private school, compelling students to attend schools in the neighboring villages of Qlaya’a and Marjaayoun. On the other hand, there are athletic, social and women’s clubs in the village.

Economic Activities

There are many commercial institutions in Borj El Mlouk, including three gas stations, three bakeries, a number of restaurants, one hotel, two cement plants and two poultry farms. In addition, the village is famous for its vineyards and olive cultivation, which produces approximately 200 tons of oil annually.

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