Rechmaya

Rechmaya (Arabic: رشميا‎), is a village in the Aley District of Lebanon.[1] Bechara El Khoury, Lebanon's first president after independence, was born in Rechmaya on August 10, 1890. The town is located in a mountainous area.

Rechmaya
Road sign for Rechmaya in Arabic and French
Road sign for Rechmaya in Arabic and French
Rechmaya is located in Lebanon
Rechmaya
Rechmaya
Location in Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°44′13″N 35°35′56″E / 33.7370°N 35.5990°E / 33.7370; 35.5990Coordinates: 33°44′13″N 35°35′56″E / 33.7370°N 35.5990°E / 33.7370; 35.5990
CountryLebanon
GovernorateMount Lebanon
DistrictAley

EtymologyEdit

The name Rechmaya is from Syriac "Rish Mayo" which means "waterhead."[2][better source needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Richmaiya, Localiban
  2. ^ "Rechmaya | Les Plus Beaux Villages du Liban". www.pbvliban.org. Retrieved 2018-10-10.

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