Name of City: Hasbaya
Population: 12000 (2016)
Area: 22 Km2
Hasbaya is the capital of Hasbaya region which is part of Mohafazat el Nabatiyyah, it is bordered by the village of Ain Jarf from the south, Ainqinia from the east, Mimes from the north and Qawqaba from the west. It is located at 108 Km from the capital Beirut and its altitude ranges from 550 to 800 m.
Name of Mayor: Mr. Labib Al-Hamra
Hasbaya is one of the most important and oldest villages of the Mount Hermon area. The oldest standing ruins date to the Crusader period. The village was in the past the capital of Wadi El Taim region and the seat of Chehabi Emirs who governed this region during the rule of Othman Empire.
Main economic activities:
The agricultural sector in Hasbaya is considered one of the most important sectors for the economic support of the families. The area of land under agricultural production is big, so the farmers adopt the planting of productive trees such as olive trees leading to a big quantities of olive oil production with a very high quality, fruit trees and the planting of the various vegetables.
The tourism sector in the village is a major contributor to the local economy as it is one of the most important and oldest towns of the Mount Hermon area. The oldest standing ruins date to the Crusader period.
Conditions and environmental challenges:
In the village of Hasbaya the majority of labor force are employed in the agricultural sector and the public sector. The village faces a major challenge for solid waste disposal as it is burned outdoors causing significant air and environmental pollution.
Regarding the climate, it is moderate in general, dry and cold in the winter and hot in summer. Hasbaya is facing intermittent droughts in low rain winters and extreme heat in hot dry summers.