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Bsalim is located in Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°54′6″N 35°36′16″E / 33.90167°N 35.60444°E / 33.90167; 35.60444
GovernorateMount Lebanon Governorate
Districts of LebanonMatn District
300−400 m (−1,000 ft)
Time zone+2
 • Summer (DST)+3

Bsalim (Arabic: بصاليم) is a village in the Matn District in Mount Lebanon Governorate in Lebanon. The population is almost exclusively Christian. Bsalim's municipality also contains two small districts which are found around Bsalim, and they are Mezher and Majzoub. Bsalim is home to Greek Orthodox, Maronites, Catholics, Armenian Orthodox. Bsalim is located 300–400 m (980–1,310 ft) above sea level. In Bsalim are three churches: Saint Georges Cathedral-Greek Orthodox, Saint Mary's Church-Maronites and Christ the King Church. The cities around Bsalim are Antelias, Jal El Dib, Nabey, Roumieh, Kennebat Broumana and Bkennaya. The schools found in Bsalim are Athene de Beyrouth and Saint Georges-Bsalim.Some important sites people visit Bsalim for is Lebanese basketball since the home court of Hommentnen is located in Mezher.

During Operation Grapes of Wrath, 15 April 1996, the electrical transformer station in Bsalim was bombed by the Israeli Air Force and badly damaged. The day before a power station in Jamhour, 3 km east of Baabda had also been bombed. The air strikes left most of Beirut without electricity.[1]

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  1. ^ Middle East International No 524, 26 April 1996, Publishers Lord Mayhew, Dennis Walters MP; Crisis chronology p.4