Yahchouch

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Yahchouch
يحشوش
City
Yahchouch.jpg
Map showing the location of Yahchouch within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Yahchouch within Lebanon
Yahchouch
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 34°3′59″N 35°44′11″E / 34.06639°N 35.73639°E / 34.06639; 35.73639Coordinates: 34°3′59″N 35°44′11″E / 34.06639°N 35.73639°E / 34.06639; 35.73639
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon
District Keserwan
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961
Website http://www.yahchouch.org

Yahchouch (Arabic: يحشوش‎‎) is a municipality in the Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate in Lebanon. It is located 42 kilometers north of Beirut. Its average elevation is 670 meters above sea level and its total land area is 636 hectares.[1] Yahchouch's inhabitants are predominantly Maronite Catholics and Christians from other denominations.[2]

The municipality has eight Maronite churches (St. Semaan, Wardieh, Saydet Ghoshraya, St. John, St. Takla, St. Therese, St. Bechara and Saydet Shouan) and several other Christian churches. Its inhabitants are entirely Christian. The Lebanese surname "Yahchouchi" derives from this village. The prominent families of the village are Mouawad, Keyrouz, Zouein, Turk, Assaf, Bedrane, Barakat, Atallah, Akil and others.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yahchouch". Localiban. Localiban. 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Elections municipales et ikhtiariah au Mont-Liban" (pdf). Localiban. Localiban. 2010. p. 19. Retrieved 2016-02-12.