Zouk Mosbeh

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Zouk Mosbeh
ذوق مصبح
Municipality
Map showing the location of Zouk Mikael within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Zouk Mikael within Lebanon
Zouk Mosbeh
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°57′18″N 35°36′53″E / 33.95500°N 35.61472°E / 33.95500; 35.61472Coordinates: 33°57′18″N 35°36′53″E / 33.95500°N 35.61472°E / 33.95500; 35.61472
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Mount Lebanon
District Keserwan
Area
 • Total 4.53 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Elevation 170 m (560 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Zouk Mosbeh is a town and municipality in the Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate in Lebanon. It is located 12 kilometers north of Beirut. Zouk Mosbeh's average elevation is 170 meters above sea level and its total land area is 453 hectares.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Maronite Catholics and Christians from other denominations.[2] There are three schools in the town, one public and two private, which together enrolled a total of 4,633 students in 2005–2006.[1] There were 167 businesses with over five employees operating in Zouk Mosbeh as of 2006.[1]

Zouk Mosbeh is well-known for a cave called the King's Cave and is home to the Notre Dame University – Louaize.[3] The town is home to the Hall of Fame Museum which contains fifty silicone models of famous celebrities, several of which talk and move.[4] It is also home to the Christ the King Convent and the base of the Association for the Protection of the Lebanese Heritage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Zouk Mosbeh". Localiban. Localiban. 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Elections municipales et ikhtiariah au Mont-Liban" (pdf). Localiban. Localiban. 2010. p. 19. Retrieved 2016-02-12. 
  3. ^ Paul Courbon (June 1989). Atlas of the great caves of the world, p. 131. Cave Books. ISBN 978-0-939748-21-1. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Haddad Zeina, Lebanese Ministry of Tourism Museum Brochure, 2006.

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