The Mohafazah (Mohafazat in plural) is an administrative division (Governorate) which is the region in France. It is generally divided into several Kaza (Qada’a) and generally the administrative center (capital) is the city which is the most important in the region. Only Beirut and Mohafazah of Aakkar have no division.
In 2003, the number of Mohafazah increased from 6 to 8, with the creation of two additional Mohafazah to the Mohafazah of Baalbek-Hermel which are the Mohafazah of Beqaa and Mohafazah of Aakkar - formerly included within the Mohafazah of North-Lebanon.
Each Mohafazah is headed by a Mohafez (governor), title parallel to the post of "préfet" in France. The Mohafez is appointed by decree of the Council of Ministers. He is hierarchically subordinate to the Minister of the Interior.
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