Municipality of Bebnine is located in the Kaza of Aakkar one of Mohafazah of Aakkar kazas (disticts). Mohafazah of Aakkar is one of the eight mohafazats (governorates) of Lebanon. It's 105 kilometers (65.247 mi) away from Beyrouth (Beirut) the capital of Lebanon. It's elevations is of 100 meters (1) (328.1 ft - 109.36 yd) above sea level. Bebnine surface stretches for 678hectares (6.78 km² - 2.61708 mi²)(2).
File available in arabic on the voters, municipal councils and results of lebanese Municipal and Ikhtiariah elections held in 2010.
The following are some of the main families making up the voter base of the town:
• El-Masri: 488 voters
• Rifai: 425 voters
• Kassar: 370 voters
• Sebsebi: 300 voters
• Hajj: 225 voters
• Khaled: 190 voters
• Merhebi: 162 voters
• Daher: 24 voters
There are nine educational institutions, four of which are public, four that are private and one that is a subsidized private school. The total number of students is estimated at 3,500 pupils.
Clubs and Associations
There is one club and six associations, including the Fishing Cooperative.
The town’s economy is largely based on the existence of approximately 400 small industrial and commercial businesses (Trade and Smithery). However, the fishing trade and ship manufacturing constitute the main professions of 70% of residents. In addition, 15% of the population is employed in agricultural activities, while the remaining residents work in the public or private sectors, or are self-employed.
The town is mainly characterized by the boom in population figures, with a growth rate of 207% from 1965 to the present, primarily due to the high birth rate and low emigration. Residents numbered 3,900 in 1965, as compared to 12,000 people today. These figures contrast with the national average growth rate which ranges between 1.5% - 1.7% annually. These figures also counter the general perception that predominantly Shiite towns have the highest birth rates in the country.
Table 1 shows the evolution of population growth rates in several areas between the years 1965-2000.
|Municipality of Bebnine (2008) (4)|
|Address||Main Road - Municipality of Bebnine - Kaza of Aakkar|
|Phone Number||06/ 470 236 - 7|
|Fax Number||06/ 470 236|
|P.O. Box||Not available|
|Web sites||Not available|
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