Jbeil Destrict

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Location o Jbeil Destrict in Lebanon

Jbeil (Qadaa' Jbail) (Arabic: قضاء جبيل‎‎) is a destrict (qadaa) in the Munt Lebanon Govrenorate (Arabic محافظة جبل لبنان), Lebanon, tae the northeast o the Lebanon's caipital Beirut. The caipital is Byblos, an aa kent as Jbeil.

The rivers o Al-Madfoun an Nahr Ibrahim form the destrict's natural northren an soothren borders respectively, wi the Mediterranean Sea borderin it frae the wast an the Lebanon muntains frae the east, separatin it frae the adjacent destrict o Baalbek in the Beqaa valley.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict's population is predominantly Maronite follaed bi a minority Shiite community, pairticularly in the veelages o Aalmat, Ras Osta, Hjoula, Bichtlida, Lassa, an Mazraat Es Siyad. A Greek Orthodox minority forms pairt o the population an is spread amang several veelages kent locally as "qornet el roum" (the corner o Orthodoxy). These are: Mounsef, Jeddayel, Helwe, Berbara, Gharzouz, an Chikhane.

Jbeil has 3 seats allocated to it in the Lebanese Parliament. Two of these seats are allocated to Maronite Catholics, while the other seat is allocated to the Shi'a Muslims.

Attractions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Jbeil destrict hosts a number o significant steids. The caipital Byblos is an important historical an airchaeological steid boastin Phoenician, Roman, an Crusader ruins. The muntain veelage o Aannaya hosts the Saunt Maroun-Aannaya monastery an the holy shrine o Saunt Charbel (1828-1898), the first Lebanese saunt (offeecially canonized bi Pape Paul VI in 1977), baith significant releegious Maronite Christian holy steids. The veelage o Laqlouq—wi an altitude o 1750m tae 2000m—is a ski resort. The village of Afqa boasts the Afqa grotto which is the saucrit source of the Adonis river (modren Nahr Ibrahim). The veelage o Bentael (Bintaael) contains the first protectit aurie in Lebanon, established in 1981. Feenally, the veelage o Jaj is host tae survivin cedar trees frae the auncient cedar forests which wur uised tae export cedar wood tae Egyp an later tae Jerusalem.

Touns an veelages o Jbeil destrict[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aabaydat Aalmat Ech Chmaliyeh Aalmat Ej Jnoubiyeh
Amsheet Aannaya Aaqoura Adonis
Afqa Ain Ed Delbeh Ain El Ghouaybeh
Ain Jrain Ain Kfaa Bazyoun
Bchilleh Beer El Hit Behdidat Bejjeh
Bekhaaz Berbara Bichtlida
Bentaël Birket Hjoula Blat
Boulhos Brayj Chatine Chikhane
Chmout Edde Ehmej Fatreh
Ferhet Fghal Frat
Ghabat Ghalboun Gharzouz Ghorfine
Habil Halate Haqel
Hay El Aarabeh Hbaline Hboub
Hdayneh Hjoula Hosrayel
Hsarat Hsoun Jaj
Janneh Jbeil Jeddayel Jenjol
Jlisseh Jouret El Qattine Kafr Kfar Hbal
Kfar Hitta Kfar Kiddeh Kfar Masshoun
Kfar Qouas Kfoun Laqlouq Lassa
Lehfed Maad Majdel
Marj Mastita Mayfouq
Mazraat Es Siyad Mchane Mghayreh
Michmich Mounsef Nahr Ibrahim
Qahmez Qartaba Qartaboun
Qorqraiya Qottara Ram
Ras Osta Rihaneh Seraaita
Souaneh Tartij Tourzaiya
Yanouh Zibdine