Ghazieh

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Ghazieh, Lebanon
الغازية
Municipality
Ghazieh Main Square
Ghazieh Main Square
Motto: Unity, Struggle, Progress
Ghazieh, Lebanon is located in Lebanon
Ghazieh, Lebanon
Ghazieh, Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°31′7.19″N 35°20′55.55″E / 33.5186639°N 35.3487639°E / 33.5186639; 35.3487639Coordinates: 33°31′7.19″N 35°20′55.55″E / 33.5186639°N 35.3487639°E / 33.5186639; 35.3487639
Country  Lebanon
Governorate South Governorate
District Sidon District
Area
 • Total 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 50,000
 • Religions Islam
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 07
Website http://www.ghaziehcity.com

Al Ghazieh (الغازية) is a small city in South Lebanon, near the South's capital, the famous city Saida (Sidon). It has an area of about 15sq km. Ghazieh is bordered by a number of villages in the southern and western side such as Qinnarit, Magdouche, Darb es Sim, Zaita, Aaqtanit, Maamriye, Zahrani.

Major streets include: Bashroun, Regy, Zambil, El Ain, El Baidar, El Rabta, El Mokhtar, Zehriye. Ghazieh has its own football team "Nadi al Shabab Al Reyadi El Ghazieh".[citation needed]

Modern era[edit]

During 2006 Lebanon War, on the 7 August, Israeli warplanes bombed and killed a total of 16 civilians in Ghazieh.[1]

The day after, on the 8 August, Israeli airplanes killed another 10 civilians, in three different incidents.[2]

Ghazieh fireworks at night

References[edit]

  1. ^ HWR, 2007, pp. 134-136
  2. ^ HWR, 2007, pp. 140-141

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