Mahrouna

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Mahrouna
محرونة،
Town
Mahrouna Municipality Building
Mahrouna Municipality Building
Mahrouna is located in Lebanon
Mahrouna
Mahrouna
Coordinates: 33°13′8.25″N 35°20′33.92″E / 33.2189583°N 35.3427556°E / 33.2189583; 35.3427556Coordinates: 33°13′8.25″N 35°20′33.92″E / 33.2189583°N 35.3427556°E / 33.2189583; 35.3427556
Grid position 182/291 PAL
Country Lebanon
Governorate South Governorate
District Tyre
Time zone +2
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Mahrouna (in Arabic: محرونة، محرونا) is a small agribusiness town located in the south of Lebanon.

It is situated at a distance of 100 kilometres from Beirut the co capital, and 18 kilometres to the southeast of the city of Tyre. Mahrouna stands at a height of 400 meter above sea level. The population is approximately 3800 inhabitant. This increases to 5000 in vacations and summer times, according to a municipal member.

Name[edit]

E. H. Palmer wrote that the name Mahrûneh came from "carded (as cotton)".[1]

History[edit]

In 1875 Victor Guérin found it to be a Metawileh village,[2] he further noted: "Here are traces of a surrounding wall, ancient materials, a tomb cut in the rock, and a quarry, a part of which has been formed into a tank."[3]

In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described it as: "A village, built of stone, containing about 150 Metawileh; no houses of note ; situated on a hill, surrounded by olives, figs, and arable land, with a spring and cisterns."[4]

This peaceful quiet town is rich with its green surrounding. But it is especially famous for its oak trees hill which forms a natural park for the town’s residents. This hill has an ancient ruin at the top. Large squared stones arranged on top of each other which forms part of a solid wall corner.[citation needed]

The residents believe it is the remains of a small castle or stronghold.
Unfortunately, this greenly oak hill was bombarded several times, since the 1970s, by the Israeli jets. As a result, large numbers of the oak trees were burnt at some parts of the hill, especially in 2006.[citation needed]

The town is predominately inhabited by Muslims, though the surrounding area also has a significant Christian minority. Inhabitants are mostly close or distant relatives. Its known families by surnames are: Wehbi, Ne'meh, Awada, Makki, Shawraba, Salman, Abdullah and Kasem.[citation needed]

Mahrouna became a municipality in 2004. In this municipal elections, 9 municipal council members were elected for six years. Now The municipality runs the services required for the town independently. Although, it remains under the control of the central government.[citation needed]

One of the national and international artists born in Mahrouna is Haifa Wehbe, was Miss South Lebanon 1992 and Miss Lebanon 1996.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 29
  2. ^ Guérin, 1880, p. 408
  3. ^ Guérin, 1880, p. 408; as cited in Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 135
  4. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 93

Bibliography[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Mr. H. Makki, British Journalist (The Author)[1]
  • Municipality of Mahrouna
  • Ministry of Interior and Municipalities,Republic of Lebanon,[2]
  • View Map & technical info [3]

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