Kfarshima

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Kfarshima
كفرشيما
Kfarchima town overview picture from one side.jpg
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon Governorate
District Baabda District
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Kfarshima (also spelled Kfarchima) is a town in the Baabda District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate, southeast of Beirut and is part of Greater Beirut. The town is populated by Lebanese Christians: mainly Melkite Greek Catholic and Maronites, with smaller communities of Greek Orthodox and Protestant Evangelical Christians. Kfarshima was subject to heavy bombing during the Lebanese civil war since it was a primary fault line.

Kfarshima is the birthplace of the composer and musician, Philemon Wehbi and the singers Melhem Barakat,[Marie Sleiman], and Majida El Roumi. Also the Birthplace of the Philosopher Shibli Shmayyel (Chibli Chemayel). It was also the hometown for Lebanese singer Issam Rajji.

Schools[edit]

Eastwood College EWC, Ecole Saint Maxime, Lycee Adonis, Ecole Notre Dame Des Soeurs Antonine , Kfarshima Official Middle School, Kfarshima Official High School.

Churches[edit]

There are seven churches in Kfarchima:
The Greek Orthodox church St. Peter & Paul, in Al-Mahatta.
Three Maronite Churches: St. Elias in Balouh, New Lady of the Rosary in Sahet-al-Ain and the Old Lady of the Rosary in Ain-al-Rouhban.
The Evangelical Church in Haret-al-Majjadin.
The St. Takla Church for the Catholics located in Sahet-al-Ain and finally, The St. Antoine Church (Also called 'Deir Al Karkafi') located in a Haret-al-Deir.


Coordinates: 33°49′02″N 35°32′09″E / 33.8172°N 35.5357°E / 33.8172; 35.5357