The destrict is characterized bi the presence o a relatively lairge coastal plain, wi heich muntains tae the east. Akkar haed been govrened durin the last 400 years bi the Emirs an the beiks o the Merheb family. Efter the ceevil war this wis nae langer the case as peasants teuk ower the land wi the aid o Sirie troops durin the ceevil war. The lairgest ceeties in Akkar are Halba, al-Bireh (previously cried "Biret el Hokem" whaur we fynd the Castle o Merheb Family), Kobayat (Quobayet).
Akkar haes mony important Roman an Arabic airchaeological steids. Ane o the maist famous airchaeological steids an the birth place o the Emperor Alexander Severus, is the Tell o Arqa near the toun o Miniara.
The inhabitants o the Akkar region are largely Sunni Muslims then Greek Orthodox Christians. Maronites inhabit the aurie in fairly lairge numbers, mairower, this region haes the lairgest population o Alawites in Lebanon. Melkites or Greek Catholics are an aw present in sma numbers in the region.