Rayfoun

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Rayfoun
ريفون
Reifun, Raifoun
Municipality
Rayfoun is located in Lebanon
Rayfoun
Rayfoun
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°58′52″N 35°42′11″E / 33.98111°N 35.70306°E / 33.98111; 35.70306
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon
District Keserwan
Area
 • Total 1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi)
Elevation 1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Rayfoun (Arabic: ريفون‎‎; also spelled Reifun or Raifoun) is a village and municipality located in the Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate of Lebanon. The village is about 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of Beirut.[1] It has an average elevation of 1,050 meters above sea level and a total land area of 189 hectares.[1] Rayfoun's inhabitants are predominantly Maronites.[2] Rayfoun is the hometown of Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir and the Ottoman-era peasant leader Tanyus Shahin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rayfoun". Localiban. Localiban. 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Elections municipales et ikhtiariah au Mont-Liban" (pdf). Localiban. Localiban. 2010. p. 19. Retrieved 2016-02-12.