Kfarhazir

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Kfarhazir
كفرحزير
City
Kfarhazir 1.jpg
Map showing the location of Kfarhazir within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Kfarhazir within Lebanon
Kfarhazir
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°18′28″N 35°46′25″E / 34.30778°N 35.77361°E / 34.30778; 35.77361Coordinates: 34°18′28″N 35°46′25″E / 34.30778°N 35.77361°E / 34.30778; 35.77361
Country  Lebanon
Governorate North Governorate
District Koura District
Highest elevation 350 m (1,150 ft)
Lowest elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Kfarhazir (Arabic: كفر حزير‎) is a village in the Koura District of Lebanon. It is 360 meters above sea level, and has the area of 12.1 square kilometres (4.69 sq mi) - the largest town in Koura by size, with a population of about 2000. [1] The population are Greek Orthodox and Maronite.[2]

Location and Geography[edit]

Kfarhazir lies on a strategic hill in Koura, overlooking the Koura fields and towns from the east, and the Mediterranean sea from the west. Kfarhazir is Five minutes away from the sea, 35 minutes away from the mountains, and 50 minutes away from Beirut.






Churches[edit]

There are 5 Christian Churches in Kfarhazir:

  • Church of Saint Jacob(Eastern Orthodox)
  • Church of Saint James (Eastern Orthodox)
  • Church of Al Sayydeh (Eastern Orthodox)
  • Church of Saints Theodoros and George (Eastern Orthodox)
  • Church of Saint Elias (Eastern Orthodox)
  • Church of Saint Takla (Maronite Catholic)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Localiban article on Kfarhazir
  2. ^ "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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