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The Bekaa is one of Lebanon's six counties; it has always been the center of communications and trade between Lebanon, Syria and the rest of the Arab and foreign countries. One of the most important cities of the Bekaa is "Zahle" known as "The Bride of The Bekaa", "Home of Peace", and "Neighbor of the valley"…
Zahle Profile
The Bekaa is one of Lebanon's six counties; it has always been the center of communications and trade between Lebanon, Syria and the rest of the Arab and foreign countries.
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Zahle in History
Zahle was founded in 1711 in an area whose past reaches back some five millennia.
In the early 18th century the new town was divided into three separate quarters, each of which had its own governor.
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Geographic Location
Zahle is situated 54 Kilometers to the East of the Lebanese Capital Beirut. To get there, from Beirut, you take the main International Damascus Highway which passes through Aley, Bhamdoun, Sofar, Mdeirej,
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Zahlé Climate and Geology
The climate of Zahle is dry, the air is pure and the sky is limpid. Snowcapped mountains tower above it in winter, while in summer its 1010 meter elevation keeps the air light...
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Zahle Citizens
A Zahliote has his own brand of individualism and way of doing things; even his spoken Arabic has a particular flair. He is known for his strength, courage, hospitality, dignity, generosity and intelligence.
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Local Celebrations
Zahle is famous for its Corpus-Christi festival which dates back to 1825 when the town was spared the ravages of a contagious disease.
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What to See in Zahle
Zahle's many beautiful old houses can be appreciated on a leisurely walk around the town. A good example of Zahle's local architecture is the restored Geha House in the old part of town.
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