Aray, Lebanon

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Aray
عراي
City
Map showing the location of Aray within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Aray within Lebanon
Aray
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°32′0″N 35°35′0″E / 33.53333°N 35.58333°E / 33.53333; 35.58333Coordinates: 33°32′0″N 35°35′0″E / 33.53333°N 35.58333°E / 33.53333; 35.58333
Country  Lebanon
Governorate South Governorate
District Jezzine District
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Aray is a mountainous village in Jezzine, Lebanon.

Etymology[edit]

Aray is named in honor of Ares, God of Warfare

The name of the village, Aray, is derived from the Greek god of warfare, Ares.

Agriculture[edit]

Aray is a regional producer of grapes, olives, pines, and jujube.

Industry[edit]

Aray is a major producer of olive-oil and olive-oil soap as well as pine nuts.

Geography[edit]

Aray lies on a mountaintop, overlooking Jezzine and the Bkassine forest. Aray is rich in springs and streams, especially the Aray Stream, which is the principal tributary of the Awali river in South Lebanon.