Aydamun

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Aydamun
عيدمون
Village
Aydamun is located in Lebanon
Aydamun
Aydamun
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°35′52.8″N 36°17′13.2″E / 34.598000°N 36.287000°E / 34.598000; 36.287000
Country Lebanon
Governorate Akkar
District Akkar
Elevation 655 m (2,149 ft)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialing code +961

Aydamun (also spelled as Aidamoun or Aaidamoun)[1][2][3] is a Lebanese village.[4]

Location[edit]

It is located in Akkar District, about 15 minutes away from Kouachra, and 3 hours from the capital Beirut.[4]

Population[edit]

It has a population of about 3,000 people, 75% of whom are of Sunni Turkish origin. Christians comprise the remainder (80% are Greek Orthodox, and 20% are Maronite).[4] Due to its Turkish ethnic links, the village has received Turkish developmental assistance and funding. However, its Turkish links are not as strong as the nearby Turkish-populated village of Kouachra.[5] In 1966 the village had a population of about 300 people, and it was famous for producing Akkar carpets, which were home-produced by the local women.[6]

The villagers support the Future Movement political party.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aaidamoun – Chikhlar". Localiban. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Army Seizes Large Arms Cache at Depot in Akkar, Detains Syrians near Arsal". Naharnet. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  3. ^ "UN: To avoid tensions with refugees, Lebanese hosts need support". IRIN. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d Oytun Orhan (February 2010). "THE FORGOTTEN TURKS: TURKMENS OF LEBANON" (PDF). Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies. p. 9. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  5. ^ Oytun Orhan (February 2010). "THE FORGOTTEN TURKS: TURKMENS OF LEBANON" (PDF). Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies. p. 10. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  6. ^ Robert Boulanger (1966). Boulanger, Robert, ed. The Middle East: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Iran. Hachette. p. 195.

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Coordinates: 34°35′53″N 36°17′13″E / 34.598°N 36.287°E / 34.598; 36.287