Azour

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Azour
عازور
Azour is located in Lebanon
Azour
Azour
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°33′N 35°32′E / 33.550°N 35.533°E / 33.550; 35.533
Country Lebanon
Governorate South Governorate
District Jezzine District
Elevation 2,723.23 ft (830 m)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Azour (also spelled Aazour) is a village in Lebanon, located 22 km (14 mi) from Sidon and 63 km (39 mi) south of Beirut. It is 830 meters (2723.23 ft; 907.688 yd) above sea level. Azour's area stretches for 263 hectares (2.63 km²; 1.01518 mi²).

The municipality of Azour is located in the Kaza of Jezzine, one of the eight mohafazats (governorates) of Lebanon.

Social life[edit]

The village population is around 1306. The majority of this population is settled in Beirut and its suburbs and treat the village as a summer destination to get away from the heat and bustle of the capital.

The inhabitants of Azour are mainly followers of the Maronite church.

Families[edit]

The major family name in Azour is Azouri عازوري(spelled also Azoury). All Lebanese with the Azoury family originate from the village of Azour.

Notable People[edit]

Naguib Azoury

References[edit]


See also[edit]

http://www.azour.net/

http://www.localiban.org/spip.php?article3768

http://www.baldati.com/