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French system, governorates

Patterned on the French system, Lebanon’s government is highly centralized. Provincial governments have only administrative power. The six provinces, or governorates (Arabic muhafazat), are Al Biqa‘, Al Janub, Ash Shamal, Bayrut, Jabal Lubnan, and Nabatiyah. Governorates are further subdivided into qadas (districts).



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