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Lebanon: Administrative Division

Contents: Governorates and Districts

The population of the governorates and districts of the Lebanon.

NameNativeStatusPopulation
Estimate
1996-12-31
Population
Estimate
2007-12-31
Population
Estimate
2011-12-31
Population
Estimate
2017-12-31
'Akkār [Akkar]عكارGovernorate198,174227,217258,788423,596
'Akkār [Akkar]قضاء عكارDistrict198,174227,217258,788423,596
Al-Biqā' [Beqaa]البقاعGovernorate203,867244,231268,468534,342
Al-Biqā' al-Gharbī [Békaa Ouest, Western Beqaa]قضاء البقاع الغربيDistrict55,69268,47776,917150,838
Rāshayyā [Rachaiya]قضاء راشيّاDistrict23,83930,03133,65747,122
Zaḥlah [Zahlé]قضاء زحلةDistrict124,336145,723157,894336,382
An-Nabaṭiyah [Nabatiyé, Nabatieh]النبطيةGovernorate205,412249,231286,890383,839
An-Nabaṭiyah [Nabatiyé, Nabatieh]قضاء النبطيةDistrict92,363110,609117,871155,233
Bint Jubayl [Bint Jbeil]قضاء بنت جبيلDistrict52,71064,84679,038104,862
Ḥāṣbayyā [Hasbaya]قضاء حاصبيّاDistrict19,46023,40826,94437,784
Marji'yūn [Marjayoun, Marjeyoun]قضاء مرجعيونDistrict40,87950,36863,03785,960
Ba'albak - Al-Harmal [Baalbek-Hermel]بعلبك - الهرملGovernorate196,024245,634281,143457,932
Al-Harmal [Hermel]قضاء الهرملDistrict38,97549,17354,57769,997
Ba'albak [Baalbek]قضاء بعلبكDistrict157,049196,461226,566387,935
Bayrūt [Beirut]بيروتGovernorate407,403361,366384,725433,249
Bayrūt [Beyrouth, Beirut]محافظة بيروتDistrict407,403361,366384,725433,249
Jabal Lubnān [Mount Lebanon]جبل لبنانGovernorate1,145,4591,484,4741,516,3231,802,238
'Ālayh [Aley]قضاء عاليهDistrict99,947128,230133,651196,282
Al-Matn [El Meten]قضاء المتنDistrict367,150476,979480,197523,593
Ash-Shūf [Chouf]قضاء الشوفDistrict120,473155,817166,799231,427
B'abdā [Baabda]قضاء بعبداDistrict371,882477,299482,690568,714
Jubayl [Jbeil, Byblos]قضاء جبيلDistrict62,40783,59487,77099,388
Kisrwān [Kesrouane, Keserwan]قضاء كسروانDistrict123,600162,555165,216182,834
Lubnān al-Janūbī [South Lebanon]محافظة لبنان الجنوبيGovernorate283,057410,487459,810590,078
Jazzīn [Jezzine]قضاء جزينDistrict14,62623,20925,82631,575
Ṣaydā [Saida, Sidon]قضاء صيداDistrict138,348189,382217,616287,987
Ṣūr [Sour, Tyre]قضاء صورDistrict130,083197,907216,368270,516
Lubnān ash-Shamālī [North Lebanon]محافظة لبنان الشماليGovernorate472,436536,494580,303790,951
Al-Batrūn [Batroun]قضاء البترونDistrict34,81740,35642,56957,339
Al-Kūrah [Koura]قضاء الكورةDistrict47,54054,66857,18675,056
Al-Minniyah aḍ-Ḍinniyah [Minié-Danniyé, El Miniyeh-Danniyeh]قضاء المنية الضنيةDistrict96,417112,159125,429206,075
Bsharrī [Bcharré]قضاء بشريDistrict16,83119,72522,62628,231
Ṭarābulus [Tripoli]قضاء طرابلسDistrict227,857253,606272,162342,760
Zghartā [Zgharta]قضاء زغرتاDistrict48,97455,98060,33181,490
Lubnān [Lebanon]لبنانRepublic3,111,8323,759,1344,036,4505,416,225

Source: Ministry of Public Health, Lebanese Republic (web), UNHCR (web), Lebanese Palestinean Dialogue Committee (web).

Explanation: The tabulated population figures include registered Syrian refugees (995,512 in January 2018). The number of non-registered Syrian refugees is estimed to be about 400,000. Palestine refugees residing in camps and gatherings (174,422 according to the mid-2017 census) are not included in the regular population figures but reported by the detail pages. Furthermore, there are about 40,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon. The actual total end-of-2017 population of Lebanon was – using these numbers – about 6.05 million.