Zouk Mikael

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Zouk Mikael

زوق مكايل

Zuq Mikha'il
Municipality
Map showing the location of Zouk Mikael within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Zouk Mikael within Lebanon
Zouk Mikael
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°58′18″N 35°36′58″E / 33.97167°N 35.61611°E / 33.97167; 35.61611Coordinates: 33°58′18″N 35°36′58″E / 33.97167°N 35.61611°E / 33.97167; 35.61611
Country Lebanon
GovernorateMount Lebanon
DistrictKeserwan
Government
 • Head of MunicipalityElias Ayoub Beainou
Area
 • Total3.08 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Elevation
70 m (230 ft)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialing code+961

Zouk Mikael (Arabic: زوق مكايل‎, also spelled Zuq Mikha'il or Zouk Mkayel) is a Christian town and municipality in the Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate in Lebanon. Its inhabitants are predominantly Melkite and Maronite Catholics.[1]

The town is well known for its Ottoman-era souk (open-air market), a pedestrian market with arcades and shops cafés. It is also home to several monasteries and historic churches, such as the Saint George Church, and to an open-air, Roman-era amphitheatre, which hosts live summer concerts. In 1999, the UNESCO declared Zouk Mikael a "City of Peace".[2]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elections municipales et ikhtiariah au Mont-Liban" (pdf). Localiban. Localiban. 2010. p. 19. Retrieved 2016-02-12.
  2. ^ "Qada' (Caza) Keserwan" (PDF). Middle East Airlines. Promenade. p. 30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-11-02.

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