Doueir

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Doueir
دوير
City
Relief of Apollo and Artemis, discovered near Doueir by Ernest Renan, presently in the Louvre
Relief of Apollo and Artemis, discovered near Doueir by Ernest Renan, presently in the Louvre
Map showing the location of Doueir within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Doueir within Lebanon
Doueir
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°23′11″N 35°24′52″E / 33.38639°N 35.41444°E / 33.38639; 35.41444Coordinates: 33°23′11″N 35°24′52″E / 33.38639°N 35.41444°E / 33.38639; 35.41444
Grid position 120/161 L
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Nabatieh Governorate
District Nabatieh District
Government
 • Mayor Fouad Mohammad Rammal[1]
Area
 • Total 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Doueir (Arabic: دوير, al-Dwayr), or Dweir, is a village of 7,500 inhabitants in Southern Lebanon near Nabatieh, and north of the Litani River. It is located directly next to the village of charquieh. Although Doueir is considered a small village, it is the home of many well-known Lebanese such as former Labour minister Ali Qanso, Mehdi Kanso, and the late nuclear physics scientist Rammal Rammal.

History[edit]

In 1875 Victor Guérin found it to be a large village with 800 Metuali inhabitants.[2]

During the 2006 Lebanon War, Doueir was among the first targets of the Israel Defense Forces, with a family of 12 killed on July 13.[3][4][5] The village has since benefited from investment by the Italian government to build a new olive oil mill.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayors want environmentally friendly waste treatment system
  2. ^ Guérin, 1880, pp. 530-531
  3. ^ Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution S-2/1 Archived June 17, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Blanford, Nicholas; Stephen Farrell (July 14, 2006). "Two sides — one war". The Times. London. Retrieved 14 January 2009. 
  5. ^ Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon - Attacks on civilians and civilian objects - Doueir Archived February 12, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Italy funds new olive mill, generator in southern town". Daily Star (Lebanon). 26 August 2008. Retrieved 14 January 2009. 

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