Lebanon is divided into 8 Governorates; Akkar, Baalbeck-Hermel, Beirut, Bekaa, Mount Lebanon, North Lebanon, Nabatiyeh, and South Lebanon. The Governorate (Muhafazah) is considered an administrative division of the country. It is generally divided into Districts (Qada’a). Only Beirut has no division.
In 2003, the number of governorates increased from six to eight, with the creation of two additional Baalbek-Hermel Governorate (formerly part of the Bekaa) and Aakkar Governorate (formerly part of North Lebanon).
Each governorate boasts an abundance of investment opportunities based on its socio-economic environment and the natural resources it holds. You can find regional core strengths in agriculture, tourism, agro food, and soft industries. Those prominent regional economies offer a diverse investment environment for your business portfolio.