Ain Zhalta

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Ain Zhalta
عين زحلتا
Map showing the location of Ain Zhalta within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Ain Zhalta within Lebanon
Ain Zhalta
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°44′31″N 35°41′49″E / 33.74194°N 35.69694°E / 33.74194; 35.69694Coordinates: 33°44′31″N 35°41′49″E / 33.74194°N 35.69694°E / 33.74194; 35.69694
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
District Chouf District
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Ain Zhalta (Arabic: عين زحلتا) is a village in the Chouf District of Mount Lebanon Governorate in southwestern Lebanon. The Battle of Ain Zhalta was held here in June 1982 with Syria.[1] Masser Al-Chouf, Barouk, and Ain Zhalta-Bmohary form a Biosphere Reserve, protected by UNESCO in June 2005.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Cyril IX Moghabghab (1855 - 1947), Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church from 1925 to 1947.
  • Naim Moghabghab (1918-1959), Member of Parliament (1953- Reelected 1957), Minister of Public Works. (1955-1956): Renovated & paved all roads in Mount Lebanon; Pumped water to all villages including Aley & Bhamdoon; & helped rebuild houses that had earth roofs. He looked after the welfare of all citizens of all faiths & never asked to be repaid.


  1. ^ Davis, H. Thomas (1 October 1995). 40 Km Into Lebanon: Israel's 1982 Invasion. DIANE Publishing. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-7881-2334-4. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Doyle, Paul (1 March 2012). Lebanon. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 231. ISBN 978-1-84162-370-2. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 

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