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Ilat (إيلات) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Aakkar District (Qada'a), an administrative division of Aakkar Governorate (Mohafazah). The municipality is member of Federation of Mantaqat El Joumat municipalities.


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
119 350 401

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
06/ 840 370

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 111 046
2013 104 762
2012 106 181


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
1 1 - 25 -

Higher Educational Institute Public Private
- - -


The name Ilat can be traced back to several sources:

In Syriac, Ilat or “ilata” means tree.

In Hebrew, “ellah” means forest, although the word could also come from “eli atha,” which means god has arrived.

Most studies made on the origin of the name have come to the conclusion that it means goddesses. However, others suggest that the village was named after the god Eel. The name Ilat has also appeared in the Torah, as a city on the Gulf of Aqaba, and it is believed that the Israelis gave it back its name when they occupied it.


Ilat is located in the Mohafaza of Akkar which was recently issued in accordance with law 522 issued on July 16, 2003. The village stands 350 m above sea level, covering an area of 350 hectares. It is situated 119 km away from Beirut and 15 km from the center of the Mohafaza. Ilat can be reached via the following route: Trablous (Tripoli) - Abda - Halba - Adbel - Ilat.


The approximate number of registered inhabitants is 1,014, of which 51.5% are Maronites and 46.5% Sunnis. There are approximately 127 houses.


The approximate number of voters in 2000 was 650. The voters are distributed among the following families:

Local Authorities

In 2004, Ilat became a municipality with a council that is made up of 9 members today, including 1 mayor and 3 members on the mayoral council. The municipality, which is currently presided by Hanna Fayada, was established in accordance with decree no. 265, issued on March 10, 2004. The budget of the municipal council coming from the independent municipal fund for the year 2002 was 53.6 million LBP, which increased to 67.4 million LBP in the year 2003.

Economic Activities

Agriculture is the main source of living for the people of Ilat. It also has small shops and markets that provide the village with basic provisions.

Educational Institutions

Ilat has one public elementary school for boys and girls, and one private school owned by the Maronite Church in Trablous. In 2002, 25 students attended kindergarten and elementary classes at the public school, while the rest went to other schools in the region.


Ilat has problems with its infrastructure and public services. Currently, it receives its drinking water from “Al-Oyoon Reservoir” and a local stream through the Akkar water system. It also gets its electricity supply from Kadisha through “Al-Oyoon” transformation station.

Archeological Sites

Ilat has relics such as tombs engraved in rock and ancient potteries. The findings of such relics have led to the conclusion that the Syriac was the prevailing language in Ilat before the Mamluks took over Akkar.

Ilat is a small village in Akkar, Lebanon, but its name reminds the Lebanese people of Ilat, a town in Palestine.

Map of road network

Map of desertification risk

Map of rivers and water springs

Map of zones with fire risks

Map of forest zones