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Laqlouq (اللقلوق) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Jbeil (Byblos) District (Qada'a), an administrative division of Mount Lebanon Governorate (Mohafazah).


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
45 220

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
03/ 417 031 - 70/ 600 855

Données électorales

Sources : Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (Republic of Lebanon)
Données électorales 2010
Registered voters Effectifs du conseil municipal Effectifs moukhtar
900 9 1
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 93 694
2013 86 617
2012 83 747


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 - 9 -

Higher Educational Institute Public Private
- - -

Village residents are mainly Sunni, although residents of the caza are largely Maronites, with a minority of Shiias (the Jbeil caza has three elected deputies: two Maronites and one Shiia).

The village has a municipal council made up of nine members and headed by Ahmad Khodr, as well as a town mayor (Hamid Salim) and a village council with three members. Since its election in 1998, the municipality has accomplished a number of projects.

However, a lack of revenues has hindered the village from undertaking new projects, as revenues from the Independent Municipal Fund only reached LL 29 million ($19,000) in 2000 and LL 50 million ($33,000) in 2001.

Education sector

There are no schools in Laqlouq, with the exception of a summer school for residents, financed by a village resident.

Economic Activity

Owing to a long winter season and the six months of snow per year in the Laqlouq area (depending on weather conditions), residents move to Beirut and Tripoli to work in various trading businesses, while livestock owners head to coastal areas with their herds.

In summer and fall, village residents usually care for crops, which include vegetables, apples, and plums. Such seasonal dependency on agriculture is the main cause of the Laqlouq community’s poor economic situation.

There are no companies with more than 5 employees in Laqlouq.

Hospitals : There are no hospitals in Laqlouq per say.

Laqlouq and Arab Al Laqlouq

The original residents of the region are known as the “Arabs of Laqlouq”. They have been living in the area for more than 300 years, dating back to the days of Prince Bashir Al Chehabi, who used to spend part of his summers there, and who issued deeds for land to the peasants.

More recently, people living near Laqlouq moved to the village to spend summers and part of the winter season there. They are differentiated from the original residents, however, who tend to live under harsher conditions.

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