North Governorate

North Governorate

Coordinates: 34°26′N 35°51′E / 34.433°N 35.85°E / 34.433; 35.85

North Governorate (الشمال)
Country Lebanon
Capital Tripoli
Area 2,024.8 km2 (782 sq mi) [1]
Population 807,204 [1]
Timezone UTC+3
Language Arabic, Syriac (In the Kadisha Valley)
Map of Lebanon with the North Governorate highlighted

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


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

Religion in the North Governorate

Sunni makes the majority with 53.04%; Christians makes the second most with 44.68%; Shia makes the third with 2.27%; Druze are the last with 0.01%.


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