Kfarshima

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Kfarshima
كفرشيما
Kfarchima town overview picture from one side.jpg
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
District Baabda District
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Kfarshima (also spelled Kfarchima) is a town in the Baabda District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate, southeast of Beirut and is part of Greater Beirut. The town is populated by Lebanese Christians: mainly Melkite Greek Catholic and Maronites, with smaller communities of Greek Orthodox and Protestant Evangelical Christians. Kfarshima was subject to heavy bombing during the Lebanese civil war since it was a primary fault line. Kfarshima is the birthplace of many doctors (Dr. Malaab, Dr. Fata...) and jurists (Dr. Charbel Kareh)...

Kfarshima is the birthplace of the composer and musician, Philemon Wehbi and the singers Melhem Barakat, and Majida El Roumi. Also the Birthplace of the Philosopher Shibli Shmayyel (Chibli Chemayel). It was also the hometown for Lebanese singer Issam Rajji.

Education[edit]

Eastwood College EWC, Ecole Saint Maxime, Lycee Adonis, Kfarshima Official Middle School, Kfarshima Official High School.

Churches[edit]

There are seven churches in Kfarchima:
The Greek Orthodox church St. Peter & Paul, in Al-Mahatta.
Three Maronite Churches: St. Elias in Balouh, New Lady of the Rosary in Sahet-al-Ain and the Old Lady of the Rosary in Ain-al-Rouhban.
The Evangelical Church in Haret-al-Majjadin.
The St. Takla Church for the Catholics located in Sahet-al-Ain and finally, The St. Antoine Church (Also called 'Deir Al Karkafi') located in a Haret-al-Deir.

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Coordinates: 33°49′02″N 35°32′09″E / 33.8172°N 35.5357°E / 33.8172; 35.5357