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Kelhat (قلحات), Qalhat, Kelhatt, is a Greek Orthodox village in Koura District of Lebanon.[1] It extends from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to an elevation of around 400m above sea level.

Kelhat contains many educational institutes, covering the Lebanese Educational System from Primary Education to Higher Education, namely, University of Balamand, College Notre Dame du Balamand and Lady of Balamand High School.

Four Greek Orthodox Churches exist in Kelhat, The Church of Saint George and most notably the Balamand Monastery.

Some family names are: Issa, عيسى Hanna, حنا Nasr, نصر Nasrallah, نصرالله Wehbé, وهبة Malek, مالك Sleiman, سليمان Jabbour, جبور Bahri, البحري Jedd, الجد Nicolas, نقولا Melais, المليس Aoun, عون Murr, مر Nader, نادر Khoury, خوري Saba, سابا Naameh نعمة Moussa, موسى Chamoun, شمعون Elias, الياس


  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.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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Coordinates: 34°21′34″N 35°46′53″E / 34.35944°N 35.78139°E / 34.35944; 35.78139