|Governorate||Mount Lebanon Governorate|
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Qartaba (Arabic: قرطبا, also Written as Kartaba) is a village in Lebanon, located 54 kilometres from Beirut on the mountains above Byblos at an altitude of 1250 metres. A picturesque town with a large church square and well-built houses, Qartaba is surrounded by olive groves, mulberry orchards, and vineyards. In Syriac, Qartaba means "good, curing and balanced weather".
The biggest families in Qartaba are: Beyrouthy/البيروتي; El-Sokhn/السخن; Karam/كرم; Khoury/خوري; Akar/عكر; Gharios/غاريوس; Challita/ شليطا.
Qartaba was considered an important village in the Jbeil highland, a trade point for surrounding villages. Silk manufacturing flourished and in 1918, seven factories employed more than 500 people and much of the silk was exported to Lyon, France.
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