Ghazieh

Al Ghazieh (Arabic: الغازية‎) is a small city in South Lebanon, near the South's capital, the famous city Saida (Sidon). It has an area of about 15sq km. Ghazieh is bordered by a number of villages in the southern and western side such as Qinnarit, Magdouche, Darb es Sim, Zaita, Aaqtanit, Maamriye, Zahrani.

Ghazieh, Lebanon

الغازية
Municipality
Ghazieh Main Square
Ghazieh Main Square
Motto(s): 
Unity, Struggle, Progress
Ghazieh, Lebanon is located in Lebanon
Ghazieh, Lebanon
Ghazieh, Lebanon
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°31′7.19″N 35°20′55.55″E / 33.5186639°N 35.3487639°E / 33.5186639; 35.3487639Coordinates: 33°31′7.19″N 35°20′55.55″E / 33.5186639°N 35.3487639°E / 33.5186639; 35.3487639
Country Lebanon
GovernorateSouth Governorate
DistrictSidon District
Area
 • Total15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total50,000
 • Religions
Shia
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code(s)07
Websitehttp://www.ghaziehcity.com

Major streets include: Bashroun, Regy, Zambil, El Ain, El Baidar, El Rabta, El Mokhtar, Zehriye.

Ghazieh has its own football team in Chabab Ghazieh SC.

Modern eraEdit

 
Ghazieh fireworks at night

During 2006 Lebanon War, on the 7 August, Israeli warplanes bombed and killed a total of 16 civilians in Ghazieh.[1] On the 8 August, Israeli airplanes killed another 10 civilians, in three different incidents.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ HWR, 2007, pp. 134-136
  2. ^ HWR, 2007, pp. 140-141

BibliographyEdit

  • HRW (2007). Why They Died: Civilian Casualties in Lebanon During the 2006 War. Human Rights Watch.

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