Batha, Lebanon

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Batha
بطحا
Batha'
Municipality
General view of Batha
General view of Batha
Coordinates: 33°59′17″N 35°39′33″E / 33.98806°N 35.65917°E / 33.98806; 35.65917
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon
District Keserwan
Area code(s) 09
Church of Saint Nicholas in Batha
Batha as seen from Ghosta

Batha (Arabic: بطحا‎‎) is a village and municipality in the Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate of Lebanon. It is located 28 kilometers north of Beirut,[1] and to the east of Jounieh Bay, with a view of the Mediterranean sea. Its average elevation is 580 meters above sea level and its total land area is 63 hectares.[1] A water spring flows through the pine and oak tree forests to the north of Batha, watering gardens and orchards before emptying in the Mediterranean sea.

The inhabitants of the town are predominantly Maronite Catholics.[2] Batha is the hometown of Lebanese painter Michel Elmir (1930–1973).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Batha". Localiban. Localiban. 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Elections municipales et ikhtiariah au Mont-Liban" (pdf). Localiban. Localiban. 2010. p. 19. Retrieved 2016-02-12.