Place:Souk El Gharb, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon

NameSouk El Gharb
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates33.7925°N 35.5625°E
Located inMount Lebanon, Lebanon

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Souk El Gharb (also spelled Suk, Sug al, ul, Suq) is a village in the Mount Lebanon Governorate, Aley District, in the country of Lebanon. The name of the village translates to "Western Market."

Before the Lebanese Civil War, it was a prosperous mountain resort, nestled in the Aley District Mountains of Mount Lebanon in a pine forest and overlooking Saint George Bay and Beirut. Being only a few kilometers from the mountain city of Aley, it is considered today one of Aley's suburbs. The villages that lie between Aley and Souk El Gharb are Bmakine and the two Ains (the modern spelling in Lebanese is 3ayn): Ain el-Sayydé (our Lady's spring), and Ain el-Rimmané (the spring of the pomegranate). South of Souk El Gharb lies the village of Kaifun.

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