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Khartoum (خرطوم) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Saida (Sidon) District (Qada'a), an administrative division of South Lebanon Governorate (Mohafazah).


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
60 300 481

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
07/ 436 393 07/ 436 393

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 122 984
2013 114 113
2012 113 987


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 Sudanese capital of Khartoum shares its name with a Lebanese village in the Kaza of Saida. The origin of the name is disputed, with some claiming that it originated from the Hebrew “Hartoum”, meaning sorcerer or priest. Others, however, attribute the name to the Syriac language, referring to the teeth of an elephant, which were found in the area hundreds of years ago.


Khartoum is located in the Saida Kaza in the mohafazat of South Lebanon. The village, which covers an area of 481 hectares and is situated 60 km from Beirut, stands at an altitude of 300m above sea level and can be reached by taking the following route:
Saida - Msayleh - Qawthariet al Seyyed.


Khartoum’s registered population is 1,800, most of which is Shiia. Approximately 15% of those registered are distributed among 250 households in the village, while the remaining population resides in Beirut or overseas.

Number of voters

The number of registered voters in Khartoum is 1,033, distributed among the following families:

• Ayoub: 400 voters
• Mehdy : 220 voters
• Jawad: 100 voters
• Zeytoun: 85 voters
• Wehbi: 54 voters
• Sha’aban: 52 voters
• Shehadeh: 40 voters
• Jaffal: 42 voters
• Younes: 12 voters
• Assaf: 17 voters
• Hijazi: 8 voters
• Assayli: 3 voters

Local authorities

Based on Decision No. 213, issued on 25 February 2004, a municipality was established with 9 members. There is one mayor (Mohammed Ali Jaber) and 3 mayoral council members. This municipality held its first election last spring and the elected officials were:

Moussa Abd El-Mahdi (Ayoub): Head of the municipality

The members are:
- Hassan Mohamed Mahdi
- Hassan Mahmoud Mahdi
- Hassan Mohamed Zeytoun
- Ibrahim Mohamed Hussein Jawad
- Mohamed Abdallah Zeytoun
- Hassan Amin Assaf
- Ahmad Ali Hijazi
- Ali Mahmoud Ayoub

The municipality received LBP 65.3 million ($43,330) in revenues from the Independent Municipal Fund for the years 2002 - 2004.

Educational Institutions

There was one intermediate public school in the village, but it was closed in 1998 owing to the low number of students registered (30 students). Now students attend schools in neighboring villages.

Economic Activity

Agriculture is the main source of income for Khartoum’s residents, especially cereals, with some trade activity (public and private) that takes place in over 40 commercial institutions. The public sector is also a source of employment for village residents.

Map of road network

Map of desertification risk

Map of rivers and water springs