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Majdala (مجدلا (عكـار)) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Aakkar District (Qada'a), an administrative division of Aakkar Governorate (Mohafazah).


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
109 220 109

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
03/ 582 954

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 151 699
2013 142 489
2012 139 578


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 - 204 -

Higher Educational Institute Public Private
- - -

Last modification : 24/04/2007


The origin of the name is Syriac and means "the high tower where observation takes place", although some historians attribute the name to the Syriac word for "Glory for her".


Majdala, situated 112km from Beirut in the newly established Mohafazat of Aakkar (established in accordance with law 522 issued on July 16, 2003), covers an area of 112 hectares and is located 200m above sea level.

The following villages border Majdala:

Beit Hadara - Mar Touma - Al Hmeira - Berqayel.

It is can be reached via the following route:

Tripoli - Aabdeh - Deir Dalloum - Majdala.


The registered population is estimated at 2,000 people. Residency levels during summer and winter are estimated at 1,500 persons. The number of migrants is estimated at 400 persons, who mainly moved to Halba, Aakkar Valley, Bebnine, and Tripoli, and the number of emigrants is 100 persons. There are around 220 households distributed across 4 districts: East Side, West Side, Al Jamea, and Al Hirish.


The number of registered voters May 2004 was 1,013 (488 males and 525 females), compared to 885 voters in 2000, distributed mainly between the following families :

Local Authorities

The village has a municipal council composed of 12 members established according to decision number 87 issued by the Minister of Interior and Municipalities on June 20, 1996. Majdala has 1 mayor and a mayoral council made up of two members. The revenues that the municipality received from the independent municipal council in 2002 amounted to LBP 75 million.

Educational and social institutions

The village has an intermediate public school that had 201 students registered for the academic year 2004-2005. Majdala School has 10 contractual teachers and 16 public teachers. The teachers are either from Majdala or from other villages and cities such as Tripoli, Al Batroun, and Koura.

Economic Activities

The villagers occupy a variety of jobs, but most of the work force are laborers or in the army. Unemployment stands at 6.1%. Agriculture is the main source of income in the village. The cultivated area is 15 Hectares. The most common agricultural product is olives. Most of the residents own lands in the Aakkar plains, where water for irrigation is available. They grow runner beans, potatoes, lettuce, cabbages, corn, parsley, and Jews’ mallow (Mloukhieh).


The village’s main problem is that is lacks a sewage system, thereby forcing residents to use cesspools. In addition to this come poor health services, due to the lack of dispensaries in the village, whose last one closed down in 1990 for financial reasons. The villagers go to the dispensaries and hospitals located outside the village (the nearest ones are in Halba, 10km from Majdala).

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Map of rivers and water springs

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