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Saaideh (السعيدة) 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 Ech Chalal Municipalities.


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
83 1 010 593

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
03/ 338 437

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 80 935
2013 76 193
2012 75 917


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 56 107

Higher Educational Institute Public Private
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Saaideh is located in the Caza of Baalbek, in the Governorate of Baalbek - Hermel, established in accordance with Law No. 522, issued on July 16, 2003. The village is located 1010 meters above sea level and occupies an area of 593 hectares. It is 83 kilometers from Beirut and 35 kilometers from the center of the Governorate of Beqaa. Saaideh can be reached via the Baalbek - Majdalyoun - Saaideh road.


According to tradition, the name Saaideh is a variation on Dar al-Sa’adah, which translates as "house of happiness." The wealth of archeological sites to be found in this village bears witness to its ancient origins which date back to the Roman period.


There are approximately 920 registered inhabitants in Saaideh, the majority (approximately 94%) of whom are Shia’a. The rest of the population is Christian (Greek Orthodox or Maronite). There are around 200 houses in the village.

Number of Voters

In 2004, approximately 740 residents of Saaideh registered to vote, compared to 590 in 2000. According to the 2000 statistics, the village’s voters are distributed among the following families:

- Hajj Youssef 203 voters
- Emhez 87 voters
- Ayyoub 80 voters
- Zaaiter 70 voters
- Shareef 42 voters
- Msheek 35 voters
- Maalouf 33 voters
- Hammoud 11 voters
- Kassem 9 voters
- Awada 8 voters

Local Authorities

In 1964, Saaideh became a municipality with a council made up of nine members and presided over by Haidar al-Hajj Youssef. The municipality was established in accordance with Decision No. 130, issued on February 27, 1964. The municipal council’s total revenue, generated by the independent municipal fund from 1997 through 2003, was 280 million LBP.

Educational Institutions

Saaideh has one public coeducational school. In 2004, it accommodated 90 students from kindergarten through to intermediate level.

Economic Activities

The major agricultural crops which the people of Saaideh depend on for their livelihood are wheat, barley, vegetables, potatoes, and onions. Residents not only consume but also sell these crops. The village also boasts a number of small shops and markets, which provide the population with basic necessities.


Saaideh provides some public services for its people. There is a public health clinic under construction which will be used to promote awareness and provide medical services for the area’s residents. Drinking water is supplied to the village through the Yammouneh stream. Electricity supplies come via the Litani River, and postal service is provided through the village of Shmestar.

Archeological and Cultural Sites

Saaideh is replete with archeological relics, the most significant of which are the remains of ancient buildings and sarcophagi that were discovered some time ago.


The people of Saaideh rely mainly on agriculture for their livelihood. Consequently, the main problem in the village is that profits in this sector are low, bringing poverty and unhappiness to the residents of the supposed "house of happiness".

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