View of Muklous from a distance
Mqlos, Muklous or Mukloss
|Settled||1st century CE|
|Elevation||800 m (2,600 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (EEST)|
It is situated in the Wadi al-Nasara ("Valley of Christians") north of Lebanon. Its small population comes originally from Lebanon's northern Christian villages. Their migration to the nearby valley in Syria began in the mid-19th century as a result of the Mount Lebanon civil war.
Nearby localities include Hasour to the north, al-Nasirah to the southwest, Mazinah to the south, Shin to the southeast, Rabah to the east and Fahel to the northeast. It is located about 40 kilometers west of Homs.
The name Muklous is translated as "eye of the lion".
Muklous had a population of 375 in 2004. Its inhabitants are predominantly Greek Orthodox Christians and Alawites. Expatriates from the village have settled in the Americas and Europe as well as in Lebanon and the Persian Gulf region.
Muklous' industry is mainly agriculture, including apples, olives, figs, grapes, plums, peaches and pomegranates. The village also hosts a factory producing "select vinegar" from the ground fall apples that cannot be otherwise used.
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