Batroumine

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Batroumine
بترومين
Village
BATROUMINE WATER SPRING.jpg
Map showing the location of Batroumine within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Batroumine within Lebanon
Batroumine
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°21′0″N 35°48′0″E / 34.35000°N 35.80000°E / 34.35000; 35.80000Coordinates: 34°21′0″N 35°48′0″E / 34.35000°N 35.80000°E / 34.35000; 35.80000
Country  Lebanon
District Koura District
Area
 • Total 3.41 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,050
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Batroumine (or Beitroumine بترومين ) is a small Greek Orthodox village located in north Lebanon. The village is known too for Olives, Oil, Soap, Grapes, Wine, Arak, Figs and Blueberries production.

Location of Batroumine[edit]

Batroumine is a Lebanese Village Located in the northern part of the country. It's located in the hilly El-Koura county south east of Tripoli and lies at an altitude of 324 meters from sea level.

Although Batroumine is located over hills, it would only take 10 minutes to reach the seashore; where you can enjoy the beautiful beaches and Resorts like Las Salinas which is a fine example of how good a vacation anyone can enjoy on the beautiful Mediterranean coast.[1]

Batroumine is a Lebanese village with a long history. This history is seen through the fine examples of traditional Lebanese houses located in the village center. Observation of the preserved architecture shows that the village has roots in the Byzantine period, such roots are strongly noted in the architecture of the church in the village center.

One of the important sites in Batroumine is the "Ain Al-Zarka"; it is an ancient water spring, very famous in Batroumine and its location became a natural attraction nowadays.[2]

History of Batroumine[edit]

The famous historian and language experts, Anis Frayha; wrote in his book "A Dictionary of the Names of Towns and Villages in Lebanon" that Batroumine could mean the House of the Nobles, or the Roman Base. Old men and women in Batroumine told many stories about the origins of this village, which emphasize the explanation Anis Frayha gave. Frayha said that the word "Batroumine" is Syriac and not Arabic, but the inhabitants of Batroumine claim that the name Batroumine is derived from "Bayt Roumine" in Arabic language, which means "The House of Roumine", while "Roumine" was a Roman princess who lived in this village more than 1500 years ago. Whether the origin of the word "Batroumine" is derived from Arabic or Syriac, they both rely on the old Byzantic and Modern Arabic heritage Batroumine has.[3]

Ruins found under Batroumine[edit]

Ruins of the old village were found under the modern Batroumine; around 40 stone houses connected with paved roads going back to the Byzantine era. Archeological researches are ongoing to find more about Batroumine's history.

Public figures from Batroumine[edit]

  • Georges Mansour[4]
  • Joseph Chikhani[5][6]
  • Ada Daher[7][8]
  • Hamid Anwar Katrib
  • Bishop Aghanatios Hraiki 1894 - 1969 [9]

Main families[edit]

  • Chikhani (or Shekhani) Family
  • Katrib (or Qatrib) Family
  • Mlayyes (or Melayes) Family
  • Najjar (or Najar) Family
  • Koborssy (or Kobersi) Family
  • Mansour Family
  • Ghanem Family
  • Lakkis (or Laqqis) Family
  • Hraiki (or Hraiky) Family
  • Dayri (or Dayre) Family
  • Fakhoury (or Fakhouri) Family
  • Daher Family

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