Shmustar

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Shmustar
شمسطار
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Nickname(s): عين الشمس
Shmustar is located in Lebanon
Shmustar
Shmustar
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
Governorate Baalbek-Hermel
District Baalbek
Government
Area
 • Total 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 1,250 m (4,101 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 30,000
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
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.

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