Shmustar

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شمسطار+ غربي بعلبك

شمسطار
Shmustar
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شمسطار+ غربي بعلبك is located in Lebanon
شمسطار+ غربي بعلبك
شمسطار+ غربي بعلبك
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°58′N 36°1′E / 33.967°N 36.017°E / 33.967; 36.017Coordinates: 33°58′N 36°1′E / 33.967°N 36.017°E / 33.967; 36.017
Country Lebanon
GovernorateBaalbek-Hermel
DistrictBaalbek
Government
Area
 • Total18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation
1,250 m (4,101 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total30,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)+3
Area code(s)9618

Shmustar, also spelled Shmistar or Chmistar (Arabic: شمسطار‎) is a Lebanese town located in Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, Lebanon between Baalbeck and Zahleh, on the eastern slope of Mount Sannine. It overlooks the Bekaa Valley from an altitude of 1,250 metres (4,100 ft) above sea level. The town is 75 km (47 mi) from Beirut and 21 km (13 mi) from Baalbek.

History[edit]

In 1838, Eli Smith noted Shmustar's population as being predominantly Metawileh.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol 3, 2nd appendix, p. 144

Bibliography[edit]

  • Robinson, E.; Smith, E. (1841). Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal of Travels in the year 1838. 3. Boston: Crocker & Brewster.

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