Jeita

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This article is about the town. For the grotto, see Jeita Grotto. For the Japanese electronics association JEITA, see Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association.

Coordinates: 33°57′14″N 35°38′36″E / 33.95389°N 35.64333°E / 33.95389; 35.64333

Jeita
Jeita is located in Lebanon
Jeita
Jeita
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°57′14″N 35°38′36″E / 33.95389°N 35.64333°E / 33.95389; 35.64333
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
District Keserwan District
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Jeita (also spelled Jaaita or Jaita; Arabic: جعيتاJʿītā) is a Lebanese town located in the Keserwan District in the Mount Lebanon Governorate. The town is about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Beirut.[1] It is famous for the Jeita Grotto which is a popular tourist attraction, as well as the Nahr al-Kalb, a river that runs from a spring near the grotto emptying into the Mediterranean Sea. Most of the town's inhabitants are Maronites.

The name Jeita is derived from the Aramaic word Ge’itta, meaning "roar" or "noise".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jaaita - Localiban. Retrieved on July 24, 2009
  2. ^ Lebanese Maronite villages or towns. Retrieved on July 24, 2009