Doueir

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Doueir
دوير
City
Map showing the location of Doueir within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Doueir within Lebanon
Doueir
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°23′11″N 35°24′52″E / 33.38639°N 35.41444°E / 33.38639; 35.41444Coordinates: 33°23′11″N 35°24′52″E / 33.38639°N 35.41444°E / 33.38639; 35.41444
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Nabatieh Governorate
District Nabatieh District
Government
 • Mayor Fouad Mohammad Rammal[1]
Area
 • Total 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Doueir (Arabic: دوير, al-Dwayr), or Dweir, is a village of 7,500 inhabitants in Southern Lebanon near Nabatiyeh, and north of the Litani River. It is located directly next to the village of charquieh. Although Doueir is considered a small village, it is the home of many well-known Lebanese such as former Labour minister Ali Qanso, Mehdi Kanso,and the Late Nuclear Physics Scientist Rammal Rammal.

During the 2006 Lebanon War, Doueir was among the first targets of the IDF, with a family of 12 killed on July 13.[2][3][4] The village has since benefited from investment by the Italian government to build a new olive oil mill.[5]

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