Dhour El Choueir

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Dhour El Choueir

ضهور الشوير
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Coordinates: 33°54′43.32″N 35°42′32.54″E / 33.9120333°N 35.7090389°E / 33.9120333; 35.7090389
Kintra Lebanon
GovrenorateMunt Lebanon Govrenorate
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1200 m (3,900 ft)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialin code+961

Dhour El Choueir (Arabic: ضهور الشوير‎) is a muntain toun in Lebanon ('dhour' meanin 'summit, top [o a muntain]'). It lees slichtly north o the main Beirut-Damascus heich-gate. It owerleuks the ceety o Beirut an the Mediterranean Sea. It is 30 km frae Beirut an 42 km frae Beirut Internaitional Airport.

It is ane o Munt Lebanon's maist favored simmer resorts. Dhour El-Choueir is important for its August yearly carnival, honorin Lebanon's emigrants.

The Greek Catholic monk Abd Allah Zakhir set up an Arabic leid printin press uisin muivable type at the monastery o Saunt John at Choueir, the first hame made press in Lebanon. He personally cut the teep maulds an did the foondin o the elegant typeface. He creatit the first true Arabic script teep in the Middle East. A prior "Arabic" press at the Maar Quz?hayy Monastery in Lebanon haed transliteratit the Arabic leid uisin Siriac script. The first beuk aff the Zakhir press wis in 1734; this press continued tae be uised till 1899.[1]

It is the birthplace o Antun Saadeh who foondit the Sirie Social Naitionalist Pairty[2] an o Tanios Bou-Nader Khneisser, the faither o the Sword & Shield Folkloric Dance.

The toun wis on the front line durin the Lebanese Ceevil War.

Edward Said, a Palestinian writer an pheelosopher, wis a resident o Dhour El Choueir.

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