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Lala (لالا) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in West Beqaa District (Qada'a), an administrative division of Beqaa Governorate (Mohafazah). The municipality is member of Federation of Bouhayra Municipalities.


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
71 1 120 1 374

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
08/ 661 700 08/ 661 700

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 348 639
2013 327 112
2012 328 199


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 1 1 202 208

Higher Educational Institute Public Private
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Researchers give several explanations for the name, one of which is “lala” meaning the ignorant, stupid and primitive. There is however, no verification for this interpretation.

A second explanation is a reference made by Anis Freiha, in his book “The Names of Lebanese Villages and Towns,” to the root of this word, which is made up of two parts: “la” preposition, and “ila” meaning God, making it an area dedicated to the “God.”

A third possibility to its name is a reference to an ancient monastery high on a hill in the town with its glass windows that “ylali,” which in Arabic means ‘reflect the light.’ Every time the sun rose, the people used to say the “Lala Ad-Deir” meaning the monastery lit and with time the phrase was shortened to the use of the word “lala.”

The municipality was established under decree number 406 dated May 18, 1963. The Municipal Council is currently composed of 15 members and is headed by Abdel-Rahman Samadi. The municipal share of the proceeds of the Independent Municipal Fund was LBP165 million in the year 2005 and rose to about LBP200 million in the year 2006. There are also two mayors in the town, Mr. Mohammad Qasim and Mr. Ibrahim Ali Tarbey, and a Mayoral Body composed of 3 members.

Archaeological Sites

The excavations in the town of Lala unearthed the remnants of a Roman city dating back to more than 4,500 years. An 8m2 of mosaics was also uncovered, with coded drawings, a map of a roman palace and Roman inscriptions. According to well-informed sources and to the reports of the Directorate of Antiquities and the German team, all the data indicated the presence of unimaginable archeological remains.


The residents of the town, like all other Lebanese villages, suffer from problems of electricity and sanitation.

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