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The Beqaa governorate covers an area of 4,429 km². Béqaa is the primary center of Lebanon's agriculture. The Beqaa governorate forms the main geographical extension of Lebanon and it lies between the Western and Eastern Lebanese Mountain ranges. Three rivers run through Béqaa: the Litani River, the Asi River, and the Jordan River.
Beqaa is also an area in Lebanon, separating Mount Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon. At a narrow 4 km (south) and 20 km (north) wide, and 125 km long, the Beqaa Valley is known as the "bread basket of Lebanon" for its fertile land.
Climate and tourism
The temperature ranges from -10 to 35 °C throughout the year. Béqaa receives heavy rain and snow during the winter.
The villages of Zahle, Baalbeck, Niha, Anjar, Keb-Ilias, Kfar Zabad, Karaon Dam, Shtura and Furzul are the area's main tourism destinations. The governorate of Béqaa lies on the ancient route between Lebanon, Syria, and the rest of the Arab world. The governorate is known for its wine industry, summer festivals, and its cuisine.
- Western Beqaa
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