Kaferkahel

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Kaferkahel
Village
كفرقاهل
Kaferkahel's Mosque (Left) and Church (Right)
Kaferkahel's Mosque (Left) and Church (Right)
Country Lebanon
GovernorateNorth Governorate
DistrictEl-Koura
Area
 • Total67 sq mi (173 km2)
Population
 • TotalNot exceed 500
Time zoneUTC+2
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3

Kaferkahel (Arabic: كَفَرْقاهِل‎ Kafer-Qãhël) and some says Kfarqahel (Arabic: كْفَرْقاهِل‎ Kfar-Qãhël) is a Lebanese village of Al-Koura villages in the North governorate. Characterized by its geographical location as it separates the district of Al-Koura and Zagarta-corner through the valley Qadisha and the river Qadisha. The village is half Greek Orthodox Christian and half Sunni Muslim).[1] There's a church (St.Georges) and a mosque in the center of the village and a little abandoned church on the banks of Qadisha river (St. Elias Arabic: مار الياس‎ Mar Illiess), this church is used in July to celebrate Mar Illiess.

The "Mar Illiess" Church

River of Qadisha[edit]

The Kadisha River (Arabic: نهر قاديشا‎ Nahr Qadishä) (also known as Nahr Abu-A'ali Arabic: نهر أبو علي‎), passes through this village.

Quadisha River

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Olive tree in Kafrekahel

Immigrants[edit]

There are a lot of immigrants from Kaferkahel to several countries like:

 Canada  Australia  USA  KSA  Europe  Brazil  Nigeria, They visit their friends and family in the summer and holidays.

Population[edit]

The local population do not exceed 500 inhabitants. And the main families of Kaferkahel are:

    • hadid Arabic: حديد‎ (Biggest Family in the village)
    • Al-AshkarArabic: الأشقر‎ (Biggest Christian Family in the Village)
    • El-Nabbout Arabic: النبوت
    • HajjehArabic: الحاجّة
    • Abdul QaderArabic: عبد القادر
    • Semsom Arabic: سمسم
    • moufarej

Election of the municipalities of Kaferkahel[edit]

On the last municipal elections on 30 April 2010 retired Brigadier General Nizar Abdul Qader Arabic: العميد نزار عبد القادر‎ won under the chairmanship of the municipality, headed by Mr. Edmond El-Nabbout Arabic: الاستاذ دمون النبوت‎ as vice president, and Al-Mukhtar is Mr. Mufeed Hajjeh Arabic: السيّد مفيد الحاجّة

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal and ikhtiyariah elections in Northern Lebanon" (PDF). The Monthly. March 2010. p. 23. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.

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Coordinates: 34°21′26″N 35°51′09″E / 34.3571°N 35.8524°E / 34.3571; 35.8524