Kfeir

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Kfeir
كفير
City
Map showing the location of Kfeir within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Kfeir within Lebanon
Kfeir
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°25′46″N 35°44′26″E / 33.42944°N 35.74056°E / 33.42944; 35.74056Coordinates: 33°25′46″N 35°44′26″E / 33.42944°N 35.74056°E / 33.42944; 35.74056
Country Lebanon
GovernorateNabatieh Governorate
DistrictHasbaya District
Elevation900 m (3,000 ft)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialing code+961

Kfeir (Arabic: الكفير‎) is a small village nestled 900 m above sea level, in Hasbaiya District (Qada'a), an administrative division of Nabatiyeh Governorate (Mohafazah) along the steep slopes of the top of the Jebel Sheikh in Lebanon.

The village enjoys mild summers of an average temperature of 25ºC. However, the winters are much colder and the village receives heavy snow. Kfeir's high altitude allows fog to form above the hills even in summer, giving the village a mystical and spiritual scenery.

The inhabitants of Kfeir are Christians and Druze, and they mainly cultivate olives, pines and other fruit trees. Kfeir is the hometown of renowned Lebanese novelist Emily Nasrallah and Syrian politician Fares al-Khoury.

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