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Zahlé District

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Country  Lebanon
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Capital  Zahlé
Area  425 km²
Zahlé District
Weather  10°C, Wind W at 16 km/h, 65% Humidity

Zahlé District (Arabic: قضاء زحلة‎‎) is an administrative district of the Beqaa Governorate of the Republic of Lebanon. Its capital and largest town is the town of the same name.


Main cities and towns

  • Ali an Nahri
  • Anjar
  • Barelias
  • Jdita
  • Majdal Anjar
  • Qabb Ilyas
  • Rayak
  • Saadnayel
  • Taalabaya
  • Zahlé
  • Demographics

    The Zahlé district is one of the most diverse regions in Lebanon. Roughly 60-65% of the population is of the Christian sect, with a decent portion being Greek Catholic. The remaining 35-40% of the population is of the Muslim sect, which is equally split between the Sunni and Shiite denominations. The area is also home to a modest Armenian Orthodox and Catholic population, who have historically resided near the Anjar area of the district.

    Other settlements

  • Ablah
  • Ain Kfar Zabad
  • Bouarij
  • Chtaura
  • Dalhamiye
  • Deir el Ghazal
  • Furzol
  • Haoush el Ghanam
  • Haoush Hala
  • Hay el Fikani
  • Kfar Zabad
  • Makse
  • Masa
  • Mreijat
  • Nabi Ayla
  • Nasriyet Rizk
  • Niha Bekaa
  • Qousaya
  • Raait
  • Taanayel
  • Tal Amara
  • References

    Zahlé District Wikipedia

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