Hamat

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Hamat
حامات
City
Map showing the location of Hamat within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Hamat within Lebanon
Hamat
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°17′N 35°41′E / 34.283°N 35.683°E / 34.283; 35.683Coordinates: 34°17′N 35°41′E / 34.283°N 35.683°E / 34.283; 35.683
Country Lebanon
GovernorateNorth Governorate
DistrictBatroun District
Elevation287 m (942 ft)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialing code+961

Hamat is a village in Lebanon. It is located 287 meters atop the historic cape of Theoprosopon. It is home to the historic shrine and monastery of Our Lady of Nourieh. The village is also home to Saint Elias Church, which overlooks the Jawz River, or the River of Walnuts and the ancient Phoenician coastal town of Batroun. The locals are Orthodox Christians.[1]

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