Beddawi

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Beddawi (Arabic: بدوي‎) is a small city situated at the Mediterranean sea about 5 km north of Tripoli, Lebanon. It has about 30,000 inhabitants. There are 4 primary schools and one secondary school and one soccer team. The city is surrounded by orange orchards and has two monumental buildings of the crusades. It has also a non-working petroleum refinery, out of order since the Lebanese civil war. Beddawi city should not be confused with the Beddawi Palestinian camp.

History[edit]

Until the 1950s Beddawi was a little village surrounded with fields and had less than a 1,000 inhabitants. In 1955 the Palestinian refugees built a camp near the city and named it Beddawi camp. In 1983 the city underwent several battles between the Palestinian Militias and parts of it were severely damaged.