Rahul Sharma

Aalma ech Chaab

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Grid position  167/278 PAL
Governorate  South Governorate
Highest elevation  1,250 ft (380 m)
Country  Lebanon
District  Tyre
Time zone  GMT +3
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Aalma ech Chaab (علما الشعب) is a village in the Tyre District, in Southern Lebanon.

Contents

Map of Aalma El Chaeb, Lebanon

Name

According to E. H. Palmer, ’Alma means "a coat of mail"; while Shảub means "mountain spurs".

History

In 1875, during the late Ottoman era, Victor Guérin found here a village with 350 inhabitants, mostly Greek Orthodox, or Maronite.

In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described it: “A large Christian village, containing about 500 inhabitants. The houses are clean and well built. There are two chapels, and the place seems increasing in size. It is situated on a ridge, with figs, olives, and pomegranates and arable land around. To the east and north the land is covered with brushwood. There is a spring within reach, and about thirty rock-cut cisterns in the village.”

References

Aalma ech Chaab Wikipedia


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