Zahlé District

قضاء زحلة


Location in Lebanon
Country  Lebanon
Capital Zahlé
  Total 164 sq mi (425 km2)
  Total 300,000
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

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


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

See also

Coordinates: 33°50′48″N 35°53′51″E / 33.8468°N 35.8976°E / 33.8468; 35.8976

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