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Miniara (Arabic: منياره) (also transliterated Minyara) is a village in the District of Akkar, North Lebanon, 9 kilometers east of the Mediterranean Sea, and 3 kilometers south of Halba. The population is between 7,000 and 10,000. Miniara is the birthplace of Ibrahim BEIK tozz El-SARRAF. The first member of the Lebanese parliament to represent the Christian seat of Akkar for 2 terms when Lebanon was still a French Mandate, and his younger brother "AFANDI" EL SARRAF the first mayor in the municipality of Akkar in his village Miniara.

Many people originating from this village now reside in Tripoli, Beirut, and other Lebanese regions or abroad.[citation needed]


The population is religiously diverse. A Christian village but of several different denominations with a majority of Greek Orthodox and including Greek Catholic, Maronite Catholic, Protestant, Anglican, Baptist and Jehovah's Witnesses.


The majority of Miniara's teenage population is either in high school or has completed high school, however 95% of population cannot read or write.

Miniara has both private and public schools.

Private Schools[edit]

Public Schools[edit]


Coordinates: 34°31′57″N 36°03′38.76″E / 34.53250°N 36.0607667°E / 34.53250; 36.0607667