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Southern Lebanon is the geographical area of Lebanonmarker comprising the South Governoratemarker and the Nabatiye Governoratemarker. These two entities were divided from the same province in the early 1990s. The Rashaya and Western Beqaa Districts, the southernmost districts of the Beqaa Governoratemarker, in Southern Lebanon are sometimes included in this description.

The main cities of the region are Tyremarker, Sidonmarker, Jezzine and inland Nabatiyehmarker. The caza of Bint Jbeilmarker, Tyremarker, and Nabatieh in Southern Lebanon are known for their large Shi'a Muslim population with a minority of Christians. Sidonmarker (also named; Saida) is predominately Sunni, with the rest of the caza of Sidon having a Shi'a Muslim majority, with a considerable Christian minority, mainly Greek Catholics. The cazas of Jezzinemarker and Marjeyounmarker have a Christian majority and also Shia Muslims. The caza of Hasbayamarker has a Druze majority.

Southern Lebanon has featured prominently in the Israel-Lebanon conflict.

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