Aitat, or Aytat (Arabic: عيتات‎), is a town located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) west of the town of Aley within the district of the same name in the Lebanese governorate of Mount Lebanon. It was a strategic place during the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990), due to its view to Beirut.

Aitat
Town
Map of Lebanon showing the location of Aitat
Map of Lebanon showing the location of Aitat
Aitat
Aitat shown within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°47′30″N 35°33′26″E / 33.791607°N 35.557253°E / 33.791607; 35.557253Coordinates: 33°47′30″N 35°33′26″E / 33.791607°N 35.557253°E / 33.791607; 35.557253
CountryLebanon
GovernorateMount Lebanon
DistrictAley
CityAley
Time zoneUTC+2
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3
ISO 3166 codeLB

With its neighboring Christian town of Souk El-Gharb, this town remains one of the most memorable places in Lebanon for the Druze and the Christians as a reminder the fierce and deadly battles that occurred during the Lebanese Civil War. Today Aitat and Souk El-Gharb are considered to be the symbol of unity and forgiveness.

The Timani's ,Abi Saab's, and Talhouq's, are the most well known families of Aitat and the Aley district.


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