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Rabb Et Talatine

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Rabb Et Talatine (رب الثلاثين) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Marjaayoun District (Qada'a), an administrative division of Nabatiyeh Governorate (Mohafazah). The municipality is member of Federation of Jabal Aamel Municipalities.


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
105 620 556

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
07/ 860 076 07/ 860 076

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 229 424
2013 204 951
2012 197 157


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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The village name comes from the Syriac language and means the supervisor on a farm or workshop that has 30 workers. In all likelihood it was named for the functionality of its geographic location.

Geographical Characteristics

Rabb Et Talatine is situated in the Caza of Marjaayoun in the Nabatiyeh Mohafaza. The village, located at 620m above sea level, covers an area of 556 hectares and is located 105km away from Beirut and 22km away from Nabatiyeh. It can be reached via:

Nabatiyeh - Khardali - Adeisseh - Rabb Et Talatine.


The approximate number of registered inhabitants is 3,400, mostly Shiites. However, only 400-500 people permanently reside in the village due to the Israeli occupation of it which lasted over 25 years.


The approximate number of voters in 2004 was 1,715 compared to 1,432 voters in 2000, thus experiencing an increase of 20% and revealing that the village is inhabited by many young citizens.

The voters are distributed among the following families:

Local Authorities

The village municipal council is made up of 12 members and headed by Mr. Ali Baraket. The municipality was established in accordance with Decision No. 779, issued on December 22, 2003, upon a request made by the community on December 18, 2003. The revenues of the municipal council coming from the independent municipal fund for the year 2002 were LBP 110.5 million. There are 2 Moukhtars and a mayoral council made up of three members.

Educational Institutions

Rabb Et Talatine has one public elementary school, which provides only kindergarten education and has 27 students, while around 120-130 students go to Taybeh and Markaba for their schooling.

Economic Activities

Due to the heavy displacements suffered by the inhabitants of Rabb Et Talatine, the village lacks economic activities, except for a small shop that meets parts of the residents’ needs. Some of the residents live off agriculture (mainly olive, and tobacco). The tobacco plantations span 123,000m2 and the olive plantations 250,000m2.


The village faced many difficulties as a result of the Israeli occupation, with only a few projects led by the Council of the South successfully implemented:

Constructing a big water tank (100m3) and a water network (1,910m long) in 1996.

Building 211 electric poles, two transfer units, and electric lines 7,000m long in 1995 and 2000.

Building supporting walls 45m long in 1997.

Archeological Sites

Rabb Et Talatine boasts several archeological sites, such as tombs, rare metal pieces and metal saddles curved with crosses, thus indicating that it dates back to the era of the Crusades.

The village survived population displacements and occupation and is now in dire need for reconstruction and development. Furthermore, it requires the return of its inhabitants, to contribute to its revival.

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