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Khreibeh (الخريبة) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Baalbek District (Qada'a), an administrative division of Baalbek-Hermel Governorate (Mohafazah). The municipality is member of Federation of Charqeh Baalbek Municipalities.


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
2 221

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
08/ 345 504

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
1 573

Revenue of Independent Municipal Fund

Sources : Official Journal (Lebanese Republic)
Year Revenues (Thousands Lebanese Pound)
2014 247 452
2013 231 643
2012 216 256


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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Khreibeh is located 74 kilometers from Beyrouth, in the Caza of Baalbek in the Baalbek-Hermel Mohafazah (Governorate), as it was established according to Law No. 522 on July 16, 2003. Khreibeh covers an area of 2221 hectares and stands at an altitude of 1,490 meters above sea level. It is 23 kilometers from the center of the Caza of Baalbek and 24 kilometers from the center of the governorate. It may be reached via the following road: Zahleh - Nabi Chiit - Khreibeh


Khreibeh derives its name from the word khirbet, which refers to an old or destroyed building. Therefore, the name of this village (and all those villages with the same or similar names) is likely due to the presence of ruins, possibly dating back to Phoenician or Aramaic times.


The population of Khreibeh is estimated to be 2,295. Most of the inhabitants belong to the Shia’a sect. There are 200 houses in the village.

Number of Voters

In May 2004, 1,212 people were registered to vote in Khreibeh, compared to 1,023 who were registered to vote in 2000. The largest families (according to number of registered voters) are:

- Ali: 120 voters
- Mostafa: 115 voters
- Hammoud: 100 voters
- Abdullah: 87 voters
- Aawad: 81 voters
- Khalil: 69 voters
- Issa: 66 voters
- Mefleh: 66 voters
- Moussa: 63 voters

Other families are:

Hussein, Hassan, Taleb, Qassem, Mahmoud, Fan, Saleh, Kanaan, Abdel Hamid, Muhammad, Ahmad, Jaafar, Radi, Fares, Abbas, Youssef, Ismael

Local Authorities

Khreibeh has one mayor, a mayoral council comprised of three members, and a municipal council comprised of twelve members. Table No. 1 illustrates the revenue the village municipality receives from the Independent Municipal Council.

Educational Institutions

There is one public school in Khreibeh with approximately 175 registered students and eighteen teachers.

Economic Activities

Khreibeh boasts one blacksmith and a number of shops catering to the needs of residents. The population also relies heavily on agriculture, including such crops as apricot, cherries, and wheat.

Archeological and Cultural Sites

There are several ancient sarcophagi in Khreibeh, along with a neglected building known as Qasr al-Banat.


The recent suggestion by the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) to establish a garbage dump near Khreibeh to dispose of waste from Beirut and Mount Lebanon caused outcry from local villagers, who fear the environmental hazards that will ensue.

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