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Blida, Lebanon

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Grid position  198/282 PAL
Governorate  Nabatieh Governorate
Elevation  630 m (2,070 ft)
Local time  Sunday 3:47 AM
Country  Lebanon
District  Marjeyoun District
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Area code  +961
Blida, Lebanon
Weather  8°C, Wind NW at 5 km/h, 71% Humidity

Blida ( بليدا) is a village Marjeyoun District in southern Lebanon.

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Map of Blida, Lebanon

Location

The municipality of Blida is located in the Kaza of Marjaayoun one of is one of the eight mohafazats (governorates) of Lebanon. Blida is 118 kilometers (73.3252 mi) away from Beyrouth (Beirut) the capital of Lebanon. It's elevations is of 630 meters (2067.03 ft - 688.968 yd) above sea level. Blida surface stretches for 1330 hectares (13.3 km² - 5.1338 mi²) .

Name

E. H. Palmer wrote that the name Belidet meant "The little village".

History

In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described it as: "A village, built of stone, containing mosque, and having about 150 Moslem inhabitants, situated on a ridge, with figs, olives, and arable land. One cistern and a good spring one mile south-east of the village give the water supply."

They further noted: "Here are several columns and remains of ruins. Double triangles are cut on either side of door of mosque."

References

Blida, Lebanon Wikipedia


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