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    Kfardebian Village

    Kfardebian, the highest village of Kessrwan, is situated at an altitude ranging between 600 and 2800m. It covers an area of 40 Km2 which makes it one the of the biggest villages in Lebanon. Its population amounts to 12000 inhabitants and it is located at a distance of 44 km from Beirut and 27 km from Jounieh.
    In summer and winter the village is full of activities. Those who live in the coast visit the region to enjoy its moderate climate. Ski lovers can practice ski in Faqra and Ouyoun Es- Siman. Kfardebian is known for its agricultural products and its honey and is rich in water that spring from two sources: Nebaa el- Laban and Nebaa el-Assal.
    We reach Kfardebian by taking the Beirut- Jounieh highway and than we turn to the right after the bridge of Nahr el-Kalb following the road that leads to the Kessrwan mountain where Kfardebian is situated.

    1. Highway leading to Jounieh and to the canal of Nahr Al-Kalb
    2. Highway leading to Beirut
    3. To Kfardebiane
    4. To the Rey Jesus
    5. Zouk Mousbeh
    6. The touristic site of Jeita
    7. The roundabout of Jeita
    8. To Sheilé
    9. Daraya
    10. To Balouneh
    11. Saint George hospital, Ajaltoun
    12. The roundabout of Ajaltoun
    13. The roundabout of Rayfoun
    14. Klayaat
    15. Achkout
    16. Faytroun
    17. To Kfardebian and the Ski resorts in Fakra, Oyoun-es-Siman, Bkaatouta & Baskinta
    18. To Hrajel, Mayrouba and Faraya.
    19. The Bridge of Nahr Al-Salib
    20. The village of Kfardebian

    Historical note
    The name is of semitic origin and it derives from the Syriac which means "the village of deers". The history of Kfardebiane goes back to an ancient period which remains mysterious until now through shortage of archeological and historical origins. Kferdebiane became in the modern age the center of Al -Jird state during the Moutassarifiya period (1860-1914). In 1900 the first municipality was established and was considered the first one in Kessrwane.
    In Wadi Al-Salib we find houses, mills and oil-works that are evidence of the village prosperity and fame.
    The village of today consists of 3600 houses and 15 churches and convents built between the 16 th century and the 20 th, two schools and 6 clubs among which we find a dispensary (opened from 9 till 15 o'clock p.m, tel: 09/710163), 2 drugstores, a post office and a police station.

    Last edited by Peter Pan; 21-06-2009 at 11:47 AM.

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