Aramoun (Arabic: عرمون; also spelled Aaramoun or ′Aramun) is a town and municipality located in the Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate of Lebanon. The town is about 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of Beirut. It has an average elevation of 730 meters above sea level and a total land area of 148 hectares. Aramoun's inhabitants are Maronites.
The Monastery of Saint Nicolas in Aramoun, formerly the house of al-Dahdah
|• Total||1.48 km2 (0.57 sq mi)|
|Elevation||730 m (2,400 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
In 1959, Ariana Afghan Airlines Flight 202 crashed in a hillside in the municipality. On 13 May 1977, a LOT Antonov An-12 (registered SP-LZA) operating a cargo flight from Warsaw to Beirut via Varna crashed there at approximately 08:45 local time, killing all nine people on board, some of whom were agents of the communist Polish secret service. The aircraft had been approaching Beirut International Airport, but the pilots had encountered language difficulties when communicating with the local air traffic controllers, so that they likely lost the orientation. The aircraft was the property of the Polish Air Force and was flown by military pilots and had previously transported weapons for the Lebanese Civil War, when it crashed it was carrying a cargo of veal. On 4 March 1980, the body of kidnapped Lebanese journalist Salim Lawzi was found in Aramoun.
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