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Of the central towns of the Qada’a of Byblos most known for their natural beauty and sectarian diversity of both Christians and Shia’a is the town of Mechane.

Etymology The Arabic word “ratl” is an ancient weight unit amounting to 2.5 kilograms. Being an agricultural area with ample crops, the town was named Wadi el-Ratl.

Kashlak is a small village located in Akkar and classified among the poorest areas across the country according to recent studies.

Al-Masqa is a Lebanese town widely recognized for its pine trees, which give it a non-paralleled scenery and a pleasant climate. The town is also known for its proximity to Lebanon’s most reputed summer home, Broumana.

The Monthly has dedicated in one of its previous issues, under the Discover Lebanon section, an article on the demographic, economic and administrative profile of the town of Aainata. Today, our coverage will outline the cultural, political and religious aspects of the town, and which include the...

Since the escalation of fighting in Homs and Al-Qusayr in Syria, a hail of shells has been targeting the Lebanese towns and villages on the border, including the town of Al-Qasr in the Qada’a of Hermel, which has suffered structural damage to buildings and infrastructure, and also injuries and...

Etymology The word “Kfarharra” consists of two roots: “Kfar” meaning “village” or “neighborhood” and “harra” meaning “drought”. It is reported that the town might have been given this name because it was depopulated suffering from drought.

Since the eruption of the conflict in Syria more than two years ago, rarely does a day go by without an article in the press mentioning the town of A’rsal or a statement by political and religious leaders discussing it. A’rsal’s geographic location and its sectarian and political make-up have...

Zarazir is a remote Lebanese town hardly heard of except in rare cases, one of which was in May 2010, when the town had its first experiment with municipal elections shortly after the establishment of a municipality there.

Etymology The origin of the name “Wadi el-Sit”, Arabic for “Valley of the Lady”, may not be accurate, but folk stories attribute the name to the shape of the town which resembled a valley, and which was home, long time ago, to a lady descending from the Al-Shihab family.