Zouk Mikael

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Zouk Mikael
زوق مكايل
City
Map showing the location of Zouk Mikael within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Zouk Mikael within Lebanon
Zouk Mikael
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°58′18.12″N 35°36′57.96″E / 33.9717000°N 35.6161000°E / 33.9717000; 35.6161000Coordinates: 33°58′18.12″N 35°36′57.96″E / 33.9717000°N 35.6161000°E / 33.9717000; 35.6161000
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
District Keserwan District
Highest elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Lowest elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Zouk Mikael (Arabic: زوق مكايل‎) is a town in the Keserwan District of Mount Lebanon. The town is famous for its Ottoman era old souk, which was renovated and restored in 1995.[1] The souk is a pedestrian market with arcades and numerous shops and sidewalk cafés.

In addition to numerous monasteries and historic churches, such as the Saint George Church, Zouk Mikael is home to an open-air, Roman-style amphitheatre, which hosts live summer concerts. In 1999, the UNESCO chose Zouk Mikael as "City of Peace."[1]

Zouk Mikael has been twinned with Eu, France since 2003, as well as with Rueil-Malmaison, France since April 18, 2009.

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  1. ^ a b layout_CAZA KESEROUAN

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