Bmahray

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Bmahray
بمهريه
Village
Map showing the location of Bmahray within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Bmahray within Lebanon
Bmahray
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°45′28.2564″N 35°43′4.929″E / 33.757849000°N 35.71803583°E / 33.757849000; 35.71803583Coordinates: 33°45′28.2564″N 35°43′4.929″E / 33.757849000°N 35.71803583°E / 33.757849000; 35.71803583
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
District Aley District
Area
 • Total 23.6 km2 (9.1 sq mi)
Lowest elevation 1,215 m (3,986 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Bmahray (also spelled Bmohray) is a village in the Aley District in Lebanon. It lies 41 km south-East of Beirut at an altitude of 1215m above sea level.[1]

Demography[edit]

Bmahray's residents are mostly Maronite with Druze and Greek Catholic communities. The 2010 municipal elections census counted 1018 registered voters,[2] The village's religious buildings are Saint George Maronite church and a Druze Khalwa.

Bmahray's main families are:

  • Al Abanni
  • Abou Chahine
  • Abou Ghanem
  • Abou Malhab / Bou Malham
  • Moukamer
  • Daou
  • Jreidy
  • Malkoun
  • Nakhle
  • Rabah

Geography[edit]

Bmahray is located on the western face of Mount Lebanon. According to the national local development resource Center (Localiban), the village has a total municipal area of 23.6 square kilometres (9.11 sq mi).[1]

Archaeology[edit]

Bmahray contains the remains of Roman monuments and rock sarcophagi.[3]

Economy[edit]

Bmahray has no schools, no hospitals or medical institutions and no institutions counting more than 5 employees.[1]

Before the Lebanese civil war, the main source of income for the villagers was horticulture, especially apples; the lack of water for irrigation failed attempts to revitalize this economic activity.[3]

Government and Politics[edit]

Some residents are affiliated with March 14 Movement with others affiliated to the Free Patriotic Movement, and the Progressive Socialist Party. The mayor is Joseph Malkoun since 1998.

Environment[edit]

Bmahray was one of the first villages to become part of the Shouf Cedar Biosphere Reserve. It has one million square meters of cedar trees, as well as at least three million square meters of pine trees.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Centre de ressources sur le développement local au Liban. "Bmahray". Centre de ressources sur le développement local au Liban. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ الإنتخابات البلدية والاختيارية 2010 (in Arabic). information-international. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Bmohray". shoufcedar. Retrieved 17 October 2013.