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This article is about the village in the Tyre District. For other villages, see Majdal.
Majadel is located in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°13′45.84″N 35°21′36.36″E / 33.2294000°N 35.3601000°E / 33.2294000; 35.3601000
Grid position 184/292 PAL
Country  Lebanon
Governorate South Governorate
District Tyre District
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Majadel (Arabic: مجادل‎‎)[1] is located in the Kaza of Tyre (sour) one of Mohafazah of South Lebanon kazas (districts). Mohafazah of South Lebanon is one of the eight mohafazats (governorates) of Lebanon.


It's 98 kilometers (60.8972 mi) away from Beyrouth (Beirut) the capital of Lebanon. It's elevations is of 310 meters (1) (1017.11 ft - 339.016 yd) above sea level. Majadel (Tyr) surface stretches for 225 hectares (2.25 km² - 0.8685 mi²)(2).


In 1596, it was named as a village, Majadil, in the Ottoman nahiya (subdistrict) of Tibnin under the liwa' (district) of Safad, with a population of 54 households, all Muslim. The villagers paid a taxes on agricultural products, such as goats and beehives,in addition to occasional revenues and a fixed sum; a total of 6,450 akçe.[2][3]

In 1875, Victor Guérin noted: "Here are seen at this day several great wine-presses, each composed of two compartments cut in the rock. One of these presses was lined within by small square cubes, making a mosaic. Here are also fine rock-cut tombs, some containing sarcophagi covered with arched arcosolia and other loculi destined for sarcophagi ; and there are other tombs hollowed like simple graves, and covered by heavy blocks more or less squared. There are several broken sarcophagi, and especially a great piece of rock cut as to form a double sarcophagus, the sides of which are sculptured carefully, and ornamented with garlands, discs, trees, rose-work, and a beautiful garland supported in the centre by little columns. There are cisterns and two tanks, one square and the other circular, probably the work of the most ancient people who came to live in this place."[4]

In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described it as "A village, built of stone, with a few ruined houses, containing about 150 Metawileh. It is situated on a hill, surrounded by figs, olives, and arable land. Water supplied from a spring, cisterns, and brisket."[5]


The village is surrounded by several villages including Deyrintar, Chehabiye, Mahrouna, Jwaya.

Educational Establishments[edit]

The table below provides a comparison of public and private schools locally and nationally. It can be used to assess the distribution of students between public and private institutions both locally and nationally. All data provided on education concerning the 2005-2006 school year. Since the publication of more recent figures we will strive to published online.

Educational establishments Majadel (2005-2006) Lebanon (2005-2006)
Number of Schools 5 2788
Public School 3 1763
Private School 2 1025
Students schooled in the public schools 623 439905
Students schooled in the private schools 798 471409

Economic Activities[edit]

Economic Activities (2004)
Commercial and industrial Activity Companies with more than five employees 3
Companies Not available
Agricultural activity Crops type Not available
Features Not available
Mining activity Mines Not available
Activities type Not available
Operating status Not available


  1. ^ Meaning: "The little watch-tower", according to Palmer, 1881, p. 30
  2. ^ Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 180
  3. ^ Note that Rhode, 1979, p. 6 writes that the register that Hütteroth and Abdulfattah studied was not from 1595/6, but from 1548/9
  4. ^ Guérin, 1880, p. 407; as cited in Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 137
  5. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 93


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Coordinates: 33°13′46″N 35°21′36″E / 33.2294°N 35.3601°E / 33.2294; 35.3601