Place:Ḥalbā, North Lebanon, Lebanon


TypeInhabited place
Coordinates34.55°N 36.083°E
Located inNorth Lebanon, Lebanon
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Halba is the capital of Akkar District in North Governorate, Lebanon, close to the border with Syria. It is located at around .

The population in Halba is majority Sunni Muslims, and minority Greek Orthodox Christians and Christian Maronites.

Halba is home to Sada Akkar Newspaper, the only privately owned news agency in Akkar District. Halba is also home to a Lebanese Red Cross First Aid Center.

Halbi or Halba is a tribal community of India. It is mostly found in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

The word Halba is derived from word hal ("plough"). The Halba were farmers and landlords. The Halba tribes was the one of the major and most influential tribal group of state Bastar in 17th century.[citation needed] Halba tribes were active in the politics and military of Bastar State. The goddess of Halba tribe is Ma Danteshwari. The language of Halba tribe is "Halbi", which is combination of Hindi, Chttisghari, Oriya and Marathi. Halba/Halbi tribe has no sub-castes.

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