|Grid position||198/290 PAL|
|Elevation||750 m (2,460 ft)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Hula (Hule, Houla, Arabic: حولا) is a small Shia Muslim village in southern Lebanon on the southern side of the Litani river near the Lebanese-Palestinian borders. It is located 750 meters above the sea-level. The largest family known there is from the family name of Yassine (Arabic: ياسين).
In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described it as: A village, built of stone, containing about 500 Shia, one of the most prominent objects in which is a Sheikh's tomb. It is situated on the hill-top, and is surrounded by olives, vines, and arable land. There are several cisterns, two birkets (one rock-cut), and a spring.
The first Lebanese businessman (Abdel-Karim Yassine عبد الكريم ياسين) to establish a clothing business in Kuwait was from Hula, Lebanon.
- Meaning: "properly dark green herbage", according to Palmer, 1881, p. 21
- Journal of Palestine Studies, vol. VII, no. 4 (summer 1978), no. 28, pp. 143-145
- Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 116
- Guerin, 1880, pp. 382-383
- Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 87
- HRW, 2007, p. 91
- HRW, 2007, p. 136
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- Conder, Claude Reignier; Kitchener, H. H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. 1. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
- Guérin, Victor (1880). Description Géographique Historique et Archéologique de la Palestine (in French). 3: Galilee, pt. 2. Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale.
- HRW (2007). Why They Died: Civilian Casualties in Lebanon During the 2006 War. Human Rights Watch.
- Palmer, E. H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.