Place:Zahle, Beqaa, Lebanon

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NameZahle
Alt namesZahlahsource: Wikipedia
Zahlésource: Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 34
Zahlésource: Wikipedia
Zaḥlahsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCity
Coordinates33.6°N 35.933°E
Located inBeqaa, Lebanon
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Zahlé (also transliterated Zahleh; Lebanese Arabic:  ; ) is the capital and largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. With around 50,000 inhabitants, it is the third largest city in Lebanon (by city proper population) after Beirut and Tripoli and the fourth largest taking the whole urban area (Jounieh urban area being larger) It is situated east of the capital Beirut, close to the Beirut-Damascus road, and lies at the junction of the Lebanon mountains and the Beqaa plateau, at a mean elevation of 1000m. Zahlé is known as the "Bride of the Beqaa" and "the Neighbor of the Gorge" due to its geographical location and attractiveness, but also as "the City of Wine and Poetry" It is famous throughout Lebanon and the region for its pleasant climate, numerous riverside restaurants and quality arak. Its inhabitants are predominantly Greek Catholic and known as Zahlawis.

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