Southern Lebanon

Southern Lebanon

:"South Lebanon redirects here. For other uses, see South Lebanon (disambiguation)."Southern Lebanon is the geographical area of Lebanon comprising the South Governorate and the Nabatiye Governorate. These two entities were divided from the same province in the early 1990s. Some people might also include the Rashaya and Western Beqaa Districts, the southernmost districts of the Beqaa Governorate, in Southern Lebanon.

The main cities of the region are Tyre, Sidon, Jezzine and inland Nabatiyeh. The cazas of Bint Jbeil, Tyre, and Nabatieh in Southern Lebanon are known for their large Shi'a Muslim population with a minority of Christians. Sidon is predominately Sunni, with the rest of the caza of Sidon having a Shi'a Muslim majority, with a considerable Christian minority, mainly Greek Catholics. The cazas of Jezzine and Marjeyoun have a Christian majority. The caza of Hasbaya has a Druze majority.

Southern Lebanon has featured prominently in the Israel-Lebanon conflict.

Cities and districts

* Aalma ach Chaab (Alma ash Shab)
* Abbasieh
* Adasse or Adaisseh or Addaisseh
* Adlun
* Al Mansuri
* Ain Ebel
* Ain Baal or Ayn Bal
* Aitaroun or Aytarun
* Ansar
* Ash Shawmara
* At Tayyabah
* At Tiri
* Aitit
* Aynata
* Ayta al-Sha`b
* ayta
* Baraachit
* Barish
* Bayt Lif
* baytulay
* Bazouryeh
* Beit Yahoun
* Bint Jbeil
* Blida, Lebanon
* Borj el Shamali or Borj Chemali
* Borj Qalaouiyeh
* Borj Rahal
* Boustane
* Brashit
* Braikeh
* Chaqra
* Chtoura
* Deir Kifa
* Dayr Qanun
* Derdghaya
* Dibil or Debel
* Ebel el Saki
* El Biyyadah or Al Bayyadah
* El Hennyeh or [Al Hinniyah
* El Mansoun or Al Mansuri
* El Qlaile or Al Qulaylah
* El Soultaniyeh
* Frun
* Ghandouriyeh
* Jabal Amel
* Jmaijmah
* Joiya or Jouaya or Jwayya
* Ghaziyeh
* Ghassaniyeh
* Hadata or Haddathah
* Hanaway
* Harris or [Harres]
* Houla or Hula
* Kabrikha or Qabrikha
* Kafr Dunin
* Kafr Kila
* Kafra
* Kafarrouman
* Khirbet Selm
* Kfarchouba
* Kfarhamam
* Kfar Tebnit
* Kounin
* Maachouq
* Markaba
* Marakeh
* Majdel Selm or Majdal Zun
* Marqaba or Markaba
* Maroun al-Ras
* Marwahin
* Ma3rub
* Meidoun
* Meiss el Jabal or Mays al Jabal
* Mlikh
* Nabatiye or Nabatiyeh
* Naqoura or Nakoura or An Naqurah
* Niha
* Majdal Zun
* Marjayoun -- a Lebanese Maronite Christian village [http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1841637,00.html]
* Oum el Ahmad
* Qlayaa
* Qana
* Qantara
* Khiam
* Wadi at Taim
* Rachaf -- a small town
* Ramyah
* Ras Al-Biyada
* Rmaich
* Rmadyeh
* Shabriha
* Shebaa and/or Shebaa Farms (ownership disputed, occupied by Israel since 1967)
* Shihin
* Shhur
* Siddiqine
* Zibqin
* Sidon or Saida
* Srifa
* Sujod
* Tallousa
* Tair Debbe
* Tayr Harfa or Tair Harfa
* Tayr Falsayh
* Taibeh
* Tebnine or Tibnin or Tibneen [http://www.tebnine.org] Site of the former castle town Toron
* Toulin or Tulin
* Tura
* Tyre or Sur
* Saida district
* Jezzine district
* Tyre district
* Yarin
* Yaroun or Yarun
* Yahun
* Yatar or Yater
* Zibqeen

Other notable geographic sites

* Abou Assouad River
* Awali River
* El Zahrani River
* Litani River
* Saitaniq River
* Kasmieh River
* Blue Line (Lebanon)
* Beaufort Castle
* Several Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon including Ain al-Hilweh, Nabatieh camp and Wavel.

ee also

* South Lebanon Army
* 1982-2000 South Lebanon conflict
* North District (Israel)
* Operation Litani against the Lebanese National Movement
* United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (instituted by United Nations Security Council Resolution 425)
* Israeli Security Zone


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