Safra, Lebanon

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Safra
صفرا
Municipality
Safra is located in Lebanon
Safra
Safra
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°2′15″N 35°38′16″E / 34.03750°N 35.63778°E / 34.03750; 35.63778
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon
District Keserwan
Area
 • Total 3.06 km2 (1.18 sq mi)
Elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Safra (Arabic: صفرا‎‎) is a village and municipality in the Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate in Lebanon. It is located 29 kilometers north of Beirut. The village has a total land area of 306 hectares.[1] Safra is perched on a curve on a rocky butte overlooking the Nahr Ibrahim river and the Mediterranean Sea, standing at an average elevation of 150 meters above sea level,[1]

The inhabitants are predominantly Maronite Catholics.[2] The main families of Safra are the Rudy Tarabay, Abi Sejaan, Khoury, Azzi, Hawa and Zgheib. Hawa Chicken, Lebanon's largest poultry producer and distributor, is located in Safra.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Safra". 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.