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Nickname(s): Dar El Ezz (Arabic:دار العز)
Chehour is located in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°18′N 35°22′E / 33.300°N 35.367°E / 33.300; 35.367Coordinates: 33°18′N 35°22′E / 33.300°N 35.367°E / 33.300; 35.367
Grid position 115/151 L
Country Lebanon
Governorate South Governorate
District Tyre
 • Total 7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Population (6805)
 • Total 1,375
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone +2
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Website (Arabic)

Chehoûr, Shuhur, (Arabic: شحور}, is a small town in the Tyre District of southern Lebanon. Its surface area stretches for about 780 hectares. Its lowest point is 320 meters above sea level. Chehoûr is located 95 kilometres to the south-west of Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon.

When the Litani river passing near the Chehour town, takes another name, River Mill: Mill Mazyad family, built on the bank of the Litani River In the first half of the 19th century by the Shiite notable Mahmoud Mazyad.


Municipality of Chehour is located in the Kaza of Tyre (sour) one of Mohafazah of South Lebanon kazas (districts). Mohafazah of South Lebanon is one of the eight mohafazats (governorates) of Lebanon. It's 95 kilometers (59.033 mi) away from Beyrouth (Beirut) the capital of Lebanon. It's elevations is of 320 meters (1) (1049.92 ft - 349.952 yd) above sea level. Chehour surface stretches for 781 hectares (7.81 km² - 3.01466 mi²)(2).


E. H. Palmer wrote that the name Shuhûr meant "mud walls", or "conspicuous part".[1]


In 1596, it was named as a village, Ishur, in the Ottoman nahiya (subdistrict) of Tibnin under the liwa' (district) of Safad, with a population of 48 households, all Muslim. The villagers paid a fixed tax rate of 25 % on agricultural products, such as wheat, barley, olive trees, goats and beehives, in addition to occasional revenues and a press for olive oil or grape syrup, and a water mill; a total of 3,067 akçe.[2][3]

In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described it as: "A large village with some good houses, containing about 600 Metawileh; it is situated on a hill, and has a well and cisterns in it. There are figs and olives around."[4]

Educational establishment[edit]

The table below provides a comparison of public and private schools locally and nationally. It can be used to assess the distribution of students between public and private institutions both locally and nationally. All data provided on education concerning the 2005-2006 school year. Since the publication of more recent figures we will strive to published online.

Educational establishments Chehour (2005-2006) Lebanon (2005-2006)
Number of Schools 2 2788
Public School 2 1763
Private School Not available 1025
Students schooled in the public schools Not available 439905
Students schooled in the private schools Not available 471409


  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 32
  2. ^ Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 180
  3. ^ Note that Rhode, 1979, p. 6 writes that the register that Hütteroth and Abdulfattah studied was not from 1595/6, but from 1548/9
  4. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 94


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