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Markaba (Arabic: مركبا) is a village located at Marjayoun municipality at Nabatieh Governorate, Lebanon. It is geographically located south of Raabatt Tallame, East of Banni Hayyan and North east of Tallussah, South Lebanon and 850 M larges.
It is about 950 meters above sea level and thus is dry in the summers and wet in the winter. The average temperature can dip below 0˚C in the winter months of December, January and February. During the spring the weather is temperate and mild. The summer is dry and can reach about 35˚C during the day. Most of the rainfall, which is about 10 to 16 inches is in the winter months and spring.
Depend on agriculture, business, and money transfers from overseas. Most electricity is provided by the government and village's generators.
The recent population is about 3.250 people who are living in the village, the maximum population of the village is about 10.000 persons especially during the holiday or summer season.
Almost all of the villagers are Shiites. There are 3 mosques in the town and one Hussainiyah, for religious purposes. The first Mosque at the eastern part of the town is in good condition, but the second mosque at the center of the town was damaged during the last war but underwent reconstruction and is now up and running.
The Families Are distributed: Hammoud, Atwi, Zaraket, chehimi,Chamseddine, Haidar, Younes, Nour El Deen, Mobarak, Shahla, Baydoun, Awada, Fahda, Krayani, El Khalil, Bourji, Khames, Mourad, Ragahda, El Hasani, Kashmar, El Ashkar, Rida, Noureddine and Messelmani.
Most of the locals plant Olive, Wheat and Tobacco. Most of the income comes from the agricultural and the transferred money from some of this village's residents who have overseas jobs or in the Lebanon big city jobs as well.
A few public transportations are seen in the area, commonly the public transportations that take students from their home to the school daily and some taxi which are operated from Marjayoun.
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