Kfarshima

Kfarshima (Arabic: كفرشيما‎), also spelled Kfarchima, is a town in the Baabda District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate, southeast of Beirut and is part of Greater Beirut. The town is populated by Lebanese Christians: mainly Melkite Greek Catholic and Maronites, with smaller communities of Greek Orthodox and Protestant Evangelical Christians. Kfarshima was subject to heavy bombing during the Lebanese civil war since it was a primary fault line.

Kfarshima

كفرشيما
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Kfarshima is located in Lebanon
Kfarshima
Kfarshima
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°48′55″N 35°32′0″E / 33.81528°N 35.53333°E / 33.81528; 35.53333
Country Lebanon
GovernorateMount Lebanon Governorate
DistrictBaabda District
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)+3

Kfarshima is the birthplace of the composers musicians and singers, Philemon Wehbi, Halim el-Roumi and Melhem Barakat, and the singers Marie Sleiman, and Majida El Roumi. Also the Birthplace of the Philosopher Shibli Shmayyel (Chibli Chemayel). It was also the hometown for Lebanese singer Issam Rajji.

SchoolsEdit

ChurchesEdit

There are seven churches in Kfarchima:

  • The Greek Orthodox church St. Peter & Paul, in Al-Mahatta.
  • Three Maronite Churches: St. Elias in Balouh, New Lady of the Rosary in Sahet-al-Ain and the Old Lady of the Rosary in Ain-al-Rouhban.
  • The Evangelical Church in Haret-al-Majjadin.
  • The St. Takla Church for the Catholics located in Sahet-al-Ain.
  • The St. Antoine Church (Also called 'Deir Al Karkafi') located in Haret-al-Deir.

Notable ResidentsEdit

Coordinates: 33°49′02″N 35°32′09″E / 33.8172°N 35.5357°E / 33.8172; 35.5357