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    Default Kfarhata - Koura

    Location Between the lucid blue water of the Mediterranean Sea and the white Cedars mountains of Lebanon, lies Kafarhata, a small but beautiful village situated in Koura casa, North Lebanon.

    Crafted midst rocky hills, oak and pine trees and surrounded by olive and fruit fields, Kafarhata is famous for its natural beauty, great weather and loving citizens. Because of its central location between Koura's villages known as Kouayteh, or little strip, and because of its commercial and educational prosperity, this village is considered the capital and the center of Kouayteh.

    It is 350 meters above the sea level, 68 km north of Beirut and is only 7 km away from the Mediterranean seacoast.


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    Kafarhata's population amounts to around 1500 residents and there are thousands more spread out around the world. The village enjoys an active community with its energetic municipality, dynamic Church association, its elementary and middle school as well as Kafarhata high school. Kafarhata's youth meet daily at its social and sport club which includes a large playing field, a stadium, a hall and a gymnasium.





    Kafarhata is proud to provide various services for its inhabitants as well as for the inhabitants of the whole region. If it weren't for its 4 clinics, pharmacy, dispensary, central office, restaurant, supermarket, flower shop, fast food restaurants, home goods stores, auto repairs, fashion and pastry shops, gas stations, and other stores, these inhabitants would have to go to the closest town every time they want to fulfill their needs.




    People

    Kafarhata's citizens are famous for their love for education wherever they are. Since the 19th century, you'll find the Doctor, the Lawyer, the judge as well as a newspaper that was published in Kafarhata as early as 1920! In his book "Kafarhata's History - Its families and monuments" published in 1992, Author Gebran Jabbour - a historian, poet and writer from Kafarhata - lists more than 300 college graduates of doctors, engineers and professionals. Today, this number has greatly increased which positively improved the standard of living and the modernization of the community.



    Kafarhata's residents are also known for their fondness to their village and roots. Wherever they live or work, the majority returns regularly for visits and builds attractive houses and villas around town.
    The purpose of this site is to serve as a conjunction for Kafarhatians around the world to bring them closer together and to their beloved village, and to share news, pictures and ideas. It also presents the charm of Kafarhata, its people and their aspects of life to the whole world.





    Source: http://www.kafarhata.com/




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    Name Derivation
    Kafarhata is a Syriac word that means "The new field". It derives from two root words: Kafar which means the field and Hata for which many explanations have been given: the new or al chakika, the hole between two mountains where grows the grass.

    Kafarhata Geographical Location

    Kafarhata is a small but beautiful village situated in Koura casa, North Lebanon. Because of its central location between Koura's villages known as Kouayteh, or little strip, and because of its commercial and educational prosperity, this village is considered the capital and the center of Kouayteh. It is 350 meters above the sea level, 68 km north of Beirut and is only 7 km away from the seacoast.

    One can reach Kafarhata through either one of these five roads:
    . Batroun - Hamat - Ras Nhash - Kafarhata.
    . Chekka - Kefraya - Kafarhata.
    . Amyoun - Kafarhazir - Kafarhata.
    . Kousba - Bziza - Majdel - Kaftoun - Btaaboura - Kafarhata.
    . Boukssmayya - Kaftoun - Btaaboura - Kafarhata.
    All these roads are tortuous and sinuous but very picturesque. They pass through forests of Mediterranean trees and overlook the valleys.

    Kafarhata Characteristics


    Kafarhata enjoys moderate four-season weather: warm comfortable summer, beautiful moderate spring and autumn, and cold winter.

    Kakarhata is known for its pacifist inhabitants who came to it a long time ago from different Lebanese regions: Kfarzibian farm, Al Choueir, Duma, Baskinta, Akkar, Amioun, Batroun, Sourat, Tartij…. Like all Koura residents, Kafarhata inhabitants are highly cultivated; the rate of education in Kafarhata is the highest in the region.

    Kafarhata is proud to provide various services for its inhabitants as well as for the inhabitants of the whole region. If it weren't for its 4 clinics, pharmacy, dispensary, central office, restaurant, supermarket, flower shop, fast food restaurants, house ware stores, auto repairs, fashion and pastry shops, gas stations, and other stores, these inhabitants would have to go to the closest town every time they want to fulfill their needs.

    Students from the entire region seek to learn in its elementary, complementary, secondary, public schools for its excellent outputs and its teachers' competence. It's worth mentioning that computers, a conference room, and a library equip the elementary complementary school so that students come to know the latest information. For many years, this school has obtained the appreciation of the Ministry of Education for the high rate of success among its students in the official exams. Local organizations such as the Religious Endowment, wakf, and Kaharhata gymnastic club provide cultural, social, sportive services throughout the year. Kafarhata hosts every summer many tournaments in football, wrestling, volleyball, the most popular sport in the village, ….

    Olives, almonds, grapes, figs, …and some vegetables are the main agricultural products in Kafarhata while the iron, the aluminum, and the dynamite are its main industries.

    Three springs supply Kakarhata as well as the entire region with drinking water. The main source of water is ayn kafarhata to which high attention is paid yearly: its water is examined regularly for public safety.

    Facts gathered by Marleine Chaiban in the light of the book written by Mr. Gebran jabbour and entitled "Kafarhata History: its families and monuments".

    http://kafarhata.com/name.html


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    Some Pictures..

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    Same source as above...

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    Peter you are from this village?
    It is near my village, I used to visit the source of water there always during childhood. My father, mother and uncles graduated from its school, before joining university.
    The villagers there have the best volley ball team since they train in the summer and winter, while the teams in other villages train in the summer only.
    Kafarhata and the villages surrounding it are seperated from the rest of Koura by a river, that is why the region is called:??. And we are very close to Batroun. We are seperated from the Kaza of Batroun by a valley.
    Last edited by Clear Conscience; 18-02-2010 at 05:42 AM.
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    CC,

    No I am not from KH, although at one stage in my life I was very close to it ..

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    Je défendrai mes opinions jusqu'à ma mort, mais je donnerai ma vie pour que vous puissiez défendre les vôtres.

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