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North Governorate

North
الشمال
Map of Lebanon with North highlighted
Map of Lebanon with North highlighted
Coordinates:
Country Lebanon
Capital Tripoli
Area[1]
 • Total 2,024.8 km2 (781.8 sq mi)
Population [1]
 • Total 807,204
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

North Governorate (Arabic: الشمال‎, Aš Šamāl) is one of the governorates of Lebanon. Its capital is Tripoli.

Districts

The North Governorate is divided into districts, or aqdya. The districts are listed below (capitals in parentheses):

Religion in the North Governorate

The Sunni denomination makes up the majority of the population with 54.4%; Christians make the second largest group with 41.6%; and Alawites are the last with 3.7%.

Areas with large Muslim populations include Tripoli, Akkar, and the Miniyeh-Danniyeh districts. On the other hand, the Christian population is largely centered in the Batroun, Koura, Zgharta, and Bsharri districts.

References

  1. ^ a b Lebanese Ministry of Environment: "Lebanon State of the Environment Report", Chapter 1, page 11, 2001.


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