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Map showing the location of Qaouzah within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Qaouzah within Lebanon
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°07′N 35°20′E / 33.117°N 35.333°E / 33.117; 35.333Coordinates: 33°07′N 35°20′E / 33.117°N 35.333°E / 33.117; 35.333
Grid position 181/280 PAL
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Nabatieh Governorate
District Bint Jbeil District
Highest elevation 800 m (2,600 ft)
Lowest elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Qaouzah (Arabic: القوزح‎‎)[1] is a Lebanese village located in the Caza of Bint Jbeil in the Nabatiye Governorate in Lebanon.


Qaouzah occupies a hill with elevation ranging from 700 to 800 meters above sea level. The main agricultural products of Qaouzah are olive, carob and tobacco.


The people of Qaouzah are Lebanese and are almost exclusive Maronite Christians.


In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described it: "A small village, containing about 100 Christians, with a small Christian chapel situated on a hill-top, with figs, olives, and arable land; a few cisterns for the water supply.”[2]

Modern era[edit]

In July 2006, Qaouzah, like other villages that string Lebanon's southern border, such as Ain Ebel, Debel, Rmaich, and Yaroun, was caught in the 2006 Lebanon War of Hezbollah and the Israeli army.[3]


  1. ^ ”The height or top”, according to Palmer 1881, p. 87
  2. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 202
  3. ^ - Archbishop tells church to stay in Lebanon: 'You'll make it'


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