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Srobbine (صربين) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Bent Jbayl District (Qada'a), an administrative division of Nabatiyeh Governorate (Mohafazah).


Distance from Beirut Altitude (meters) Surface (ha)
105 590 395

Municipality address

Sources : Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Web sites
03/ 819 500 - 01/ 825 833 01/ 825 833 alidarwiche@srobbine.com

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 107 050
2013 99 415
2012 98 289


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 - 20 -

Higher Educational Institute Public Private
- - -

Origin of its name

There are varying theories regarding the origin of the village name. One attributes the name to Aramaic and Hebrew beginnings, as a reference to the purification and fusion of metals. Signs of such activity were found in the area by 18th century travelers.

Another theory is that the name was derived from the word ‘sreb’, meaning ‘to set on fire’ or ‘burn’.


Srebbine is situated 105 km from Beirut, in the mohafaza of the Bekaa. The village covers an area of 590 hectares and stands at an altitude of 590m above sea level. It can be reached via the following routes:

Tyre - Ain Beal - Qana - Sadikkine - Kafra - Srebbine

Bent Jbayl - Aynata - El-Tyreh - Hadtha - Rachaf - Srobbine

Rachaf, Kafra, Yater, Hadatha, Hariss and Beit Leef lie on the borders of Srebbine.


The registered population is an estimated 1,380 people. However, actual residents total a maximum of 100, but can go up to 250 in the summer season. There are around 72 households in the town and most of the residents are Shiias.


The number of registered voters in May 2004 was 724 (369 males and 355 females) compared to 627 voters in 2000. This is an increase of 97 voters (15.5%), indicating a youthful community (there are around 485 residents under the age of 21). The voters are mainly distributed among the following families:

Local Authorities

The village has a newly established municipality, based on Decision No. 136, dated 16 February 2004 by the Minister of Interior and Municipalities.

Srebbine has one mayor and the revenues received from the Independent Municipal Council in 2002 was LBP 50 million ($33,178).

Educational and social institutions

The Council of the South has built one primary public school in Srebbine, but it is still closed owing to the small number of students (around 20) who presently attend the Kafra public school.

Health services and the environment

There are no medical services available in Srebbine. When necessary, residents of Rcheif go to clinics in Hariss or visit the Salah Ghandour Hospital (8 km away) or the Tebnine Government Hospital (12 km away).

Economic Activities

There are 3 institutions in the village:

- 1 grocery shop

- 1 metal works shop

Agriculture is the major source of income for the village, especially olive (30 hectares) and tobacco (11 hectares) cultivation. About 40 hectares are used to grow fruits and despite the abundance of “Laurel”, its cultivation is not economically feasible since the village does not have a press.

There is also an agricultural co-op in the village, but it lacks the necessary equipment.

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