|Grid position||180/290 PAL|
|Governorate||South Lebanon Governorate|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Origin of name
In 1881, during the late Ottoman era, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described it: "A village, built of stone, with many ruined houses [..], containing about 100 Metawileh, situated on hill-top, surrounded by fig-trees, olives, and arable land ; water supplied from cisterns."
- Conder, C.R.; Kitchener, H.H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. 1. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
- Palmer, E.H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.